Spasiuk then played in small places in Buenos Aires as well as in some festivals around the country, and even received an invitation to participate of the Eurolatina festival in the Netherlands. In 1989 El Chango was invited to play in Cosquín, perhaps the most important folkloric music festival in Argentina, where he received the "Consecration" prize. After Cosquín he moved to Buenos Aires, where he recorded his first album, eponymously named Chango Spasiuk. Spasiuk gained some popularity not only among folk and world music audiences but, given his modern style, also with rock and pop fans. He worked as a guest musician with bands like Divididos and Cienfuegos, but continued recording his own material. Favourable reviews of the "La Ponzoña" album reached Canada, and El Chango was invited to play at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. In 2000 he returned to his roots recording Polcas de mi tierra live at parties and weddings in the small towns of Misiones with his accordion.
Since then he has being touring around the world with the Chango Spasiuk Orchestra, and has edited an international recompilation of his work in 2003. Spasiuk has been championed in Europe by world music journalists, for many of whom chamamé is a previously unknown form of music. BBC radio presenter Charlie Gillett is a prominent fan in the United Kingdom and has included El Chango's tracks on his compilations and playlists. Discography Chango Spasiuk (1989) Contrastes (1990) Bailemos y... (1992) La ponzoña (1996) Polcas de mi tierra (1999) Chamamé crudo (2001) The Charm of chamamé (2003 recompilation, Germany) Tarefero de mis Pagos (2004) Chamame Crudo (2007) La Ponza (2007) Serie Ano (2007) Pynandi (Los Descalzos) (2009) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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