Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: Los Chantas

This week at Live at the Archway, we’re transforming the Archway into a magical milonga, with a class to start and social (tango) dancing to follow.

  • Los Chantas 6:30pm
  • Tango class with Adam and CikoTo open at 6:00pm
  • Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Michael MusterAll night

Los Chantas, comprised of David Hodges (bandoneon), Emilio Teubal (piano), Sergio R. Reyes (violin), and Pedro Giraudo (bass), are a multinational tango ensemble based in New York City. Their repertoire draws from the great Argentine tango tradition from the “guardia vieja” to the present. The group has been playing in milongas, festivals, clubs, theaters, and other venues in and around New York since its inception in 2002. With original arrangements of songs by Gardel, Troilo, Salgán, Piazzolla, and others, and a playful, improvised style, Los Chantas infuse classic tangos with new life and unique flavor.

Diana López is a celebrated tango singer in the New York City scene; performed as a soloist for the Songs of Piazzolla production in the Sheen Center, NY, Voices of Tango, LATEA theater and Bésame Mucho, The Spanish Repertory Theater.
Michael Muster graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and has been living and working in DUMBO since June of 1996. His most recent shows have been at Art on A Gallery on Avenue A in the East Village, as well as two shows at Superfine.

The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.

Live at
The Archway

Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

See the full lineup