Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret
  • Edinburgh Fringe

We highlight the Latin music elements which were so important in musicals and films internationally, from the 1930s to the 1960s with European tangos, Balkan gypsy jazz and operetta alongside iconic Dietrich hits and new material. Opera singer Ann Liebeck and Latin jazz/tango maestro Julian Rowlands, playing bandoneon, are joined by Jonny Liebeck on keys in this new show, which was previewed in Cuba at Habana Clsica and Pizza Express Jazz Club earlier this year. Marlene was a US army entertainer during World War II, but her anti-war message remains timeless and profound.

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