Photo: César Peña
Duo Naranjo-Weurlander is nominated for the Artist of the year at The Folk and World Music Gala 2018 in Sweden.
Tania Naranjo’s and Minna Weurlander’s paths crossed through their shared love of Tango Nuevo. It was of course more than just the geographical distance that separated Minna’s childhood in Finland from Tania’s childhood in Chile. Duo Naranjo-Weurlander is a cross-border duo in a broad sense. Although their music originates from two different cultures, there are more things that unite than separate them. The intensity, the power, the melancholy and the expressive phrasings are a common feature in their music. They have ability to rapidly vacillate from duo playing into functioning as one body with a seemingly common thought and direction. Through a large number of concerts they know each other’s instincts so well that they simply let the music flow.
Duo Naranjo-Weurlander’s second album as a duo – Infinity –(2017) is a journey through their musical roots, as well as a collection of original compositions reflecting their individual lives and experiences. Through a constant search for new expression in delivery and composition, the Duo have created their own unique sound and genre. Their music is deeply personal – full of lust and nostalgia, virtuosity and restraint – creating a landscape of sound that presents the listener with an almost cinematic experience. After their first album – Entwined – the Duo have been touring extensively in and outside of Europe, performing at a large array of international venues. From world renowned concert halls and theaters to tiny jazz clubs – their powerful performances and compositions have impressed audiences and critics the world over. They have appeared multiple times on Swedish National Radio and television.
Both Naranjo and Weurlander have long been recognized as strong profiles and performers on the classical, world and jazz music scenes. Now they have also taken their place as composers in their own right. They have worked on music commissioned for theatre, television, cinema and ensemble pieces. Duo Naranjo-Weurlander is based in Sweden.
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