Everything You Need to Know About Argentinian Dance Group Malevo, Competing on ‘AGT All Stars’

Malevo on 'AGT All-Stars'Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Once again set to bring their traditional dance of Malambo, this time on the America’s Got Talent All Stars stage, is Argentinian dance group Malevo. Here’s everything you need to know about Malevo as they are one of the 60 talented acts competing at the highly anticipated spin-off series.


Who is the Argentinian Dance Group Malevo?

Malevo is an eight-man ensemble from Buenos Aires, Argentina that performs the Malambo, a folk dance accompanied by the bombo legüero drum. The lively and talented dancers use both modern and traditional music to present a rhythmic Malambo routine with tap dancing, thumping drums, and spinning boleadoras.

Most of the members of the dancing group grew up together in poverty and have known each other since they were children. The group’s founder, Matías Jaime, has dedicated his entire life to the Malambo dance and has the ambition to take Malambo to stages all over the world while also improving the lives of the dancers’ families. Malevo makes an effort to elevate the Malambo dance by giving it a more contemporary and distinctive appearance that retains the dance’s passion and vigor.

The dance group competed on season 11 of AGT, where they received the Golden Buzzer from guest judge George Lopez. Although they didn’t win AGT, their memorable performances on the show launched them into worldwide recognition. Malevo has appeared in festivals, TV programs, private events, and theaters in France, Canada, Mexico, and the United States since winning AGT.


They are Fan Favorites Going Into AGT All Stars

The self-proclaimed “Magic Mike’s” of Argentina are incredibly confident in their abilities to win the spin-off show. They promised to deliver outstanding choreographed Malambo performances that will get viewers hooked to their screens.

“The force and energy of the malambo with the use of drums, boleadoras and zapateo awakens the senses and leaves the adrenaline running high,” the group’s founder said. “Transmitting the essence of the gaucho of La Pampa, provides spectators with a totally innovative visual and sensory experience.”

Their high-energy performances always leave the audience cheering on their feet, and Malevo will most likely earn superfan votes. Malevo just made AGT All Stars is a spin-off to remember, due to their lively performances and routines.


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