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Martín Espindola has been playing music for than three decades. His repertoire compressed many different styles, from argentine folklore, tangos and his own compositions. He has been invited to play in many tango festivals in Europe, the Royal Festival Hall and he is resident musician in Tango Terra, Covent Garden for the past 5 years. He also combines the union of the guitar and bandoneon in real time with a help of a looping pedal.
The story of Yerba Mate
July 2, 2015
Yerba Mate In 1616, Hernando Arias de Saavedra, the governor of the Spanish province that included Buenos Aires, banned the population from drinking a green herbal drink called yerba mate. The governor had seen the region’s indigenous Guaraní people carrying this drink with them everywhere they went. It was a filthy vice, the Spanish had […]
Have you ever been in Argentina? Enjoy some pictures!
June 12, 2015
Argentine Gaucho In the nearly two centuries since winning independence from Spain, Argentines have turned a million square miles of grassland, mountains, deserts, and tropical forests into one of the world’s richest nations. Argentina’s first gauchos, or cowboys, were cavalrymen who fought in the civil wars that scourged the country for almost 50 years after […]
A Sure Bet From Argentina
February 12, 2015
Pinot noir is so costly and its quality so unpredictable that virtually all bottles are gambles, regardless of the price. For £28.10, Alpataco’s Pinot Noir is a no-risk purchase at Santa Maria del Sur, the spiciness and cherry-like accents of this light, medium-level red make it a match with a juicy medium rare Premium Rib Eye […]