Megan (aka Kitty Lambkins) developed a passion for singing after spending two and a half years studying art, music and language in Mexico and Brazil. When she moved to Portland in 2005 she began learning Argentine tangos and years later (after a raucous night of tango karaoke) was asked to join The Alex Krebs Tango Sextet. Since then, she has been performing with the sextet at various tango festivals and social dance venues in Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis. In 2013 she teamed up with local composers Alex Krebs and Andrew Oliver to write lyrics for their record "What the Tango?!", an all original modern tango album. Also in 2013, Megan began working with Pepe Raphael performing duets and has appeared with his long standing band, Pepe and the Bottle Blondes. In addition, Megan leads her own Latin Jazz group, Pérola, which focuses on Bossa Nova, Latin American folk, and Argentine Tango. In 2015 Megan won a grant from The Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland to pursue a tango music project with Pepe Raphael and famed duo from Buenos Aires, Duo Fuertes-Varnerin. After the grant performance in August of 2016, Megan toured with the duo along the west coast performing with them as a trio.
Dueling Tango duos
Dueling Tango Duos is special bilingual music project sponsored by an art grant through the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon. It is an original concert written and performed by Megan Yvonne, Pepe Raphael, and guests Duo Fuertes-Varnerin from Buenos Aires.
megan yvonne & scott o'day
Megan performs with tango guitarist Scott O'Day at Reed College for the Tango for Musicians week.
lan su chinese gardens
Megan performs with famed Argentine Tango group Duo Fuertes-Varnerin on their US tour.
Megan sings Tu, el cielo y tu with The Alex Krebs Tango Orchestra while Sebastian Jimenez and Joana Gomez perform at the annual Portland Tango Festival.