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A Portland musician is preparing for a concert this summer with one of the last living Argentine tango players from that country's "Golden Age."

akrebs_small.jpgAlex Krebs in his dance studio, Tango Berretín.

Alex Krebs has been playing the bandoneón for just twelve years. He was asked to accompany 87-year-old legend Alberto Podestá, who has been playing tango music for more than 70 years after starting as a teen in Argentina.

"I am both humbled and excited to be able to back up such a legendary icon of tango. He is from the Golden Age, the link to the past, and we will be backing him up. He is like the Frank Sinatra (of tango)." said Krebs.

tangosign_small.jpgLucila Cejas Epple / OPB

Krebs and his quartet are planning several concerts and a CD release this summer before joining Alberto Podestá for the four-day event in Baltimore in August.

Krebs will be featured this fall in OPB's Art Beat. Watch a short video of him playing the bandoneón:

Tango Berretin: http://www.tangoberretin.com/

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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