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El Cachivache Quinteto is currently one of the most popular tango groups and is widely recognized on the world music circuit. Sometimes called 'Tango Punk', the group is characterized by its undeniably creative, original, and very “danceable '' style.

Some call them "modern buffoons", others describe the music as "communal flat groove", and both are true. El Cachivache serves up its music in a vigorous manner with a good dose of humor, mixing up overdriven traditional tango music with a post punk look, which simultaneously frightens and attracts the tourists.
Witty song introductions emerged with the music, livening up already energetic performances. The band is very popular in its home city of Buenos Aires, playing around 90 concerts a year.

In 2008, two Argentinian musicians living in Spain, Vito Venturino (guitar) and Pablo Montanelli (Piano) reconnect with their Porteño roots and form the group Cachivache. They quickly attract attention in Europe and Asia for their very distinctively modern style. Once resettled in Buenos Aires, they begin to compose original pieces while also at the same time continuing to thrill dancers and fans of classic tango arrangements with an undeniably contemporary sound.

They are presenting now their 7 Cd "Lujo y Fantasía" and preparing the next tours in Europe in July and Russia-Asia in September-October. They are also shooting a documentary road movie on tour while traveling.

The band was selected to perform at WOMEX19 official showcase In Tampere, Finland in October 2019.

The musicians

Vito Venturino (1976)

// guitar

 

Guitar & bass player for rock and jazz.

Attracted to tango during the new

millenium, founded the band in 2008.

Pablo Montanelli (1971)

// piano

 

Grew-up in a tangueros family, during the 90s starts

to play his first tangos after passing through Blues and National Rock, that influenced his current repertoire. 

Adriano De Vita

// bandoneon

Born in 1986. Bandoneon player in OT La Vidu and Sismico as well, Adriano join the band in early 2017.

Pacha Mendes

// bass

Pacha was born in Neuquen, Patagonia in 

1983. Coursed his studies at SADEM. Began 

playing with the band in 2014.

Nicolas Franco

// violin

Nico was born in Rosario in 1976. He began to play violin very young. In the 90s was one of the founders of OT Fernandez Fierro.

From 2016 is the violin player in

El Cachivache.