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Lexington residents compose and conduct a new spin on the tango

Published for The Lexington Minuteman on Oct. 12.

From the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lexington resident Hayg Boyadjian has developed a new spin on the traditional tango.

“I wanted it to be different. You have to be original and creative,” Boyadjian said in an interview at his Fern Street home. “I try to get away from what others are doing.”

On Oct. 24, Boyadjian’s piece “Mi Tango-Al Abstracto” premiers at the Collage New Music concert at the Longy Music School in Cambridge. The piece is, in Boyadjian’s words, a new take on an old style.

The tango has traditionally been music people dance to. Boyadjian, who lived for 10 years in Argentina during his childhood, described the style as “seductive” and “intimate.”

“It’s a romantic form. Whenever you look at the tango it is a very sexy dance. That’s why it is used in dance,” Boyadjian said. “The rhythm really makes you move forward.”

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