Raul Olarte Quena Concert

Raul Olarte is a world-renowned quena player and composer. Born in Humahuaca (Jujuy, Argentina), he began to play the quena at the age of 7 and gave his first stage performance at the age of 13 at Cosquín Folk Festival, one of the most important folk music festivals in Latin America.

He released his first solo album “Casabindo” in 1995 and has since released 3 more studio albums: “Quena de los Andes” (2000), “Quenaquena” (2004) and his most recent work “Poncho Color Viento” (2017).

He started his international career in the 70s, when he joined charango player Jaime Torres. Together they performed in Argentina, South America, Europe and Asia and recorded several albums in the span of 10 years.

In 1988, Raúl Olarte formed folk group “Cuarteto de los Andes” (Quartet of the Andes) and was invited by Argentine pianist and composer Ariel Ramírez to perform his signature composition “Misa Criolla” (Creole Mass) and “Misa por la Paz y la Justicia (Mass for Peace and Justice) in prestigious concert halls like Carnegie Hall (New York), Santa Cecilia (Rome), Benianei Ha Uma (Jerusalem), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and Teatro Colón (Argentina), among others. He also participated in a worldwide tour with tenor José Carreras in Europe, USA and South America.

Following his career as a soloist, he gave a private concert for the Emperor and the Empress of Japan during their official visit to Argentina in 1997. He toured Japan on several occasions and most recently in 2017, giving concerts and participating in local music festivals as well as hosting master classes at universities and school across Japan.

Currently Raúl Olarte performs at live show “CATULO TANGO” in Buenos Aires.

He also organizes group and one-on-one Folklore Music lessons and workshops. For enquiries, please send us a message via “CONTACT” section.

Friday, October 19th, 2018.

Open: 19:00 / Starts: 19:30


Adv. Ticket: 3,000 yen (T.I. member 2,500 yen)
Door: 3,500 yen
     * The purchase of a drink ticket (500 yen) is necessary.

Guest Guitarist

Mutsumi Terasawa

Opening Act

Nahoko Wada

Opening Act

Duo Corazón Peruano
(John Guerrero y Luis Marquez)

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