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Daniele di Bonaventura – bandoneon, Sinfonietta Rīga

Di Bonaventura's emotional and passionate performance has been able to move listeners in many countries around the world. The Tango Suite project features music composed by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel and Daniele himself and is considered one of the highest points in his career.

"The music I wrote, arranged, directed and interpreted in this record belongs to the last century and wants to retrace my passions for Argentine music chronologically, from the traditional tango to the canción tango of the legendary Carlos Gardel, from the modern tango of Piazzolla to a contemporary suite of mine composed for the occasion…" – Daniele di Bonaventura


Antonio Forcione – guitar, Matheus Nova – bass, Jansen Santana – percussions

Forcione is a multi-award-winning guitarist, composer and also a highly charismatic stage artist, who is often referred to as "the Hendrix of the acoustic guitar". At the Rīgas Ritmi Festival, the world-renowned guitar master will offer a dynamic program of original jazz, whose stylistic influences can be found in Latin American, African and flamenco music. Antonio takes guitar playing to a new level of artistic expression, and the many awards he has won in various parts of the world prove his geniusness.

“Forcione is quite simply a guitar genuis, one of those musicians who appears to be totally and instinctively at one with his instrument.” – Listomania Bath

“His influences ranging from flamenco to Balkan and from Arabic to American acoustic guitar styles, but he is thoroughly conversant with the jazz language.” – Charlie Alexander, Jazzwise