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CD release party of Lluvia Fue

  • Minton's Playhouse 206 West 118th Street New York, NY, 10026 United States (map)

On Friday, December 8, 2017, at Minton’s Harlem, the Argentine-born singer Sofía Tosello will release Lluvia fue, an album of contemporary and historical tango songs. Tosello’s powerful renditions, in bold new arrangements by Latin Grammy winner Fernando Otero, will thrill tango fans while introducing new audiences to a deep and moving tradition. The title refers to a rain that has come and gone, and Tosello sings of a world in which wisdom and hope cleanse the pain that came before. There are moments of reflection, times of gaiety, recollections of sorrow, and affirmations of love. Lluvia fue presents a singer in her own element, who looks forward as she looks back, mourns as she embraces the future, who captures, in short, the essence of tango and its emotions, across the divides of time, country and language.

Lluvia fue is Tosello’s fourth album and one of many jazz and Latin recordings to which she has lent her voice, which is known for its versatility and emotional range. A native of Córdoba, Argentina, she has lived in New York since 1999. Her first album, Alma y Luna (Sunnyside Records, 2009) was hailed as the beginning of “the next wave of Latin-American jazz” by Christopher Loudon in Jazz Times. She sang a tribute to the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges on Un Instante (JS Records, 2011), a collaboration with Julio Santillán, and in 2012 she teamed with Peruvián guitarist Yuri Juárez on Tangolandó, merging the tango with the rhythms of Perú. She has performed in several tango shows, including Recuerdo Tango and Tango Connections: A Love Story by Mariela Franganillo and Polly Ferman’s Glamour Tango, which toured internationally. Among scores of venues in which she has performed are the Blue Note, Joe’s Pub and Lincoln Center in New York, Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and Torquato Tasso in Buenos Aires.

“The purity of Tosello's voice is matched by the vibrancy of her emotional palette and inventiveness of her cross-cultural technique" (Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times).

“Tosello continues to surprise while still maintaining a continuity of vision, like a traveler whose identity deepens with each encounter, absorbing the byway while refining the essence” (

“Tosello is a singer along the lines of a young Celia Cruz or Flora Purim, giving the listener a performance energetic and wise beyond her years" (Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide).

Musicians on stage:

Pedro Giraudo: bass
Yuri Juarez: guitar
Nick Danielson: violin
Brian Sanders: cello
Fernando Otero: piano
Federico Diaz: guitar

Later Event: December 21
Chuño @ Terraza 7