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Take Five With Jimena Fama

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Meet Jimena Fama:

In 2005 Jimena Fama, an extremely talented vocalist, musician, composer and producer, journeyed to her native country, Argentina, to explore her musical roots and capture the heart and soul of Tango. Understanding that both Tango and dub had a subdued and deep sound, she decided to combine the genres. The result was Electro Dub Tango, with a brilliant collaboration of renowned Tango musicians released in October 2005. The first branded album of a collection produced by MaktubRecords for Graziano's Group. With overwhelming response and popular demand, this project gave birth to her band, Tango Conspiracy.



A talented group of Miami and New York-based musicians, Tango Conspiracy sets out to explore the deepest realms of Argentinean folklore music by enhancing its subdued and intense mood with electronic dub undertones. In January, 2007 Jimena wrote, produced and released the second album of Electro Dub Tango Collection, Electro Dub Tango Meets Bossa Nova—a total innovative creation. It continues the trip to Buenos Aires, making some stops in Rio. It's Funk, it's Lounge, it's Tango, it's Dub and it's Bossa Nova.

Electro Dub Tango Meets Europe (2009) is the third release. Mixing the Electro Dub Tango sound with old and new European influences, this cool piece for the collection was born. It's Funk, it's Lounge, it's Tango, it's Dub and it's Bossa Nova, Fama's inspiration for another album by the Electro Dub Tango Collection—Tango and Futbol (soccer), pop culture, unbridled passion, from the deepest beat of the Argentine heart, moving people and touching lives. Electro Dub Tango Meets the World, celebrates the euphoria of the new edition of the World Cup 2010, with subtle influences of the world of soccer and its African context. Prepare to experience this unique and innovative sound.

Some previous concerts: Pawnshop with Bajo Fondo Tango Club, Delano Hotel Winter Music Conference, Raleigh Hotel Miami Beach Polo Cup, Arts in the Parks presented by City of Miami Beach, Heineken Transatlantic Festival 06 and 07 by Rhythm Foundation, BandShell, with Academy Award winner Jorge Drexler, Nublu, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach.

Some Compilations in which they took part: Nikki Beach (FR—US), Beginner's to Tango Lounge (UK), Bar Tango (UK), The finest World Beats Buenos Aires (Portugal), Novecento 900 (ARG—US), Tango Club Night Vol. 2 (Germany), Starbucks (US) Tango Variations. The Song "La Bohemia" was also chosen and broadcast on the ABC hit television series, Dancing with the Stars.

Instrument(s):

Vocals.

I knew I wanted to be a musician when...

I was eleven and started playing piano.

Your sound and approach to music:

Electro Dub Tango

Favorite venue:

Ritz-Carlton South Beach.

Your favorite recording in your discography and why?

The new album. It is me right now.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?

New Style.

Photo Credit

Mario Peitrangeli, Courtesy of Jimena Fama.

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