February 11th, 2023 7pm Stage 3
M2duO (Machiko Ozawa & Makia Matsumura)
The M2duO, a duo of two Japanese women, who graduated from the Juilliard School as well as the Tokyo University of the Arts, is celebrating 20 years of playing together in the US and Japan. Billed as a “Japanese tango duo,” they not only play tango but also play oldies from their home country reinvented as tango pieces. This unlikely combination of Argentina and Japan might surprise many, however, the way those Japanese melodies fit in Argentine tango style is so natural that one wouldn’t realize they are not authentic tango tunes unless you are from Japan and know the original songs. The M2duO is thrilled to return to the Rockwood Music Hall after their last appearance in 2022.