34 Puñaladas

  • Vancouver, BC
  • 04/07/2013
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Created in 1998, 34 Puñaladas established a new generation on singer-guitar based tango group.In the beginning they focused their attention on lunfardos (local slang of convicts and prison language and codes) tangos of 1920´s and 1930´s, in order to cross with introspective tone this dark, forgotten period and taboo segment of the genre, exhuming a repertoire which tells stories about drugs, women, vice, violence and bitter love stories. This repertoire throughout the group identity rescued the tango tradition and printed a particular look on the arrangements and during the performance on stage.During the first years they performed on the underground circuit of Buenos Aires. They played in places where the environment mixed theatre with cinema and popular music. Since mid 2002 and up to the present, they are inserted in the commercial circuit, appearing in the principal commercial musical venues, cultural centers and music clubs of Argentina.Between 2002 and 2006 the group edited three CDs Tangos Carcelarios, winner of Clarín Award in New Tango Group category and also awarded in the same category by La Nación newspaper; Slang, the second CD, nominated to the 2006 edition of the Gardel Award, in Best Group or Tango Orchestra category and Slang, nominated to 2007 edition of Gardel Award in New Tango Form category. This trilogy perfectly summarized the group image as musicians and interpreters.

In 2006 a "new foundation" of the group took place, since they began to travel a stage based on their own compositions, both in music and in lyrics. After three years of work on this direction, they edited in April 2009 Bombay Buenos Aires unanimous recognized by the media as "the most original album of tango of the last years". Special guests as Vitor Ramil, a prestigious Brazilian songwriter. 

During 2010 the group participated to Paris Quartier d’ete Festival in Paris and the World Music Festival at Sines, Portugal as well as some theatres in others cities of Portugal.

In middle of 2011 they recorded their first live DVD, which integrated by the end of the same year a new production, this time double (DVD + CD), "From the bag into the ring". The DVD reviews the four previous albums with threads that link the repertoire from the landscapes and stories. The CD is a kind of intimate soundtrack of the band with songs that are always played informally and had never been recorded.

During 2012 the group was part of the Late Night Argentina Series at Brisbane Festival, Autralia and participated ot the Iberoamerican Festival in Cadiz, Spain.

Due to their particular repertoire and approach to the genre, they participated in prestigious international festivals in Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria and Australia. The group shared these stages with outstanding artists like Hermeto Pascoal, Diego "El Cigala", Marc Ribot, Chambao, Bebe, Café Tacuba, Youngchen Lhamo, Rufus Wainwright, Miguel Poveda, Cristina Branco, Yazmin Levy, Mónica Akihari, Chicuelo, Duquende, Amadou et Mariam and Faiz Ali Faiz, among many others.

34 Puñaladas has Naxos distribution in US & Canada

Members: Augusto Macri, Edgardo González y Juan Lorenzo –guitar-, Lucas Ferrara –bass guitar- and Alejandro Guyot –singer-.


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34 puñaladas, tango soul and roots

34 Puñaladas was born in 1998, inaugurating a new generation of guitar quartet with singer. From the beginning their investigation of this forbidden and forgotten"genre" consisted of a unique repertoire, mostly tangos from the 20’s and 30`s, bringing to life a series of "politically incorrect" songs where drugs, dirty women, thieves and violence flourish. 34 Puñaladas "rescues" these traditional songs
and puts them on stage with their very own point of view and arrangements

They released an initial trilogy of prize winning CDs:

 Tangos carcelarios, winner of the Clarín Prize as the "tango revelation" of the year, so does the important newspaper "La Nación";

Slang, nominated for the 2006 Gardel Prize in the "best tango group" category and

Argot, nominated for the 2007 Gardel Prize in the "best new form tango group" category.

In 2006 a "refoundation" of the group is produced, since they begin a stage based on own compositions, both in music and in lyrics. After three years of work,they published in April, 2009 Bombay Bs.As., recognized in unanimous form for the press likes the most original disc of tango of these years. In the CD takes part the prestigious singer, composer and Brazilian writer Vitor Ramil. The graphic design is based in pictures of Juan Lorenzo, a great plastic artist who integrates the group as composer and guitarist.

Due to their particular repertoire and interpretation of the genre they are invited to participate in various prestigious music festivals, where they share the stage with renowned artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Diego "El Cigala", Marc Ribot, Youngchen Lhamo, Rufus Wainwright, Miguel Poveda, Chicuelo, Duquende, Amadou et Mariam, Faiz Alí Faiz y Vitor Ramil


Augusto Macri, Edgardo González y Juan Lorenzo –guitar-, Lucas Ferrara –bass guitar- and Alejandro Guyot –singer-. 

Press Release about “Bombay Bs As” (Argentinean newspaper)

"Bombay Buenos Aires. It’s an album definitely rupturist for the tango genre. Is the beginning of a new time." Gabriel Plaza - La Nación, 26/04/09 

"Deep connoisseurs of the guitar tradition they also know how to unmark with grace and generate so wonderful situations as unforeseeable " Nicolás Russo - Revista Veintitrés, 30/04/09 

"The group develops a dark and marginal imagery with a misty climate. Some of the best moments are the ‘Milonga del tiro de gracia’ (with guest musician Vitor Ramil) and the ambitious ' Tríptico del Riachuelo '"Claudio Kleiman – Rolling Stone Magazine, 02/06/09 

"After touring around the world and turned into one of the most commendable options at the moment to listening contemporary tango, in their newest production they find a “turn of nut” almost punk that we are charmed with. " Diego Manso - Revista Ñ - Clarín, 25/04/09 

"In the line with their previous productions, they return to submerge in the darkest holes of the soul across an original well music for lyrics so poetical as ominous. " Carlos Bevilacqua – Página 12, 09/05/09 

" … a work that supposes a turn, if not radical, unforeseeably in the career of this group that already has more than one decade of existence " Marcelo Pavazza – Crítica, 15/05/09 

“… an own and personal look that expresses a strong load of contemporaneousness." Pedro Fernández Moujan – TELAM, 07/05/09 

"34 Stabs it threw to break straps with the past and to building a clearly own speech " Ricardo Salton – Ámbito Financiero, 04/05/09


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Doors Open: 7 pm
Concert Start Time: 8 pm
Venue: Presentation House Theatre
Venue City, State: Vancouver, BC
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Ticket Price(s): 30,00 CAN
Ticket Phone: +1.604.990.7810
Venue St. Address: 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
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Venue Zip: V7M 3G9
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