1626 Not played in milongas (2)
Just wondering if anyone has heard the tango "Dios te salve m'hijo" played in any milonga in BA.
When I first heard it, I loved the music. Like most other songs (not just tango), I did...
1627 Bandoneon and Paraguay War (3)
All this comments about tango and bordellos , take us to a separate story , where spanish words are related.
The first bandoneon player know seems to be Jose Santa Cruz , a soldier of the argentine...
1628 Recuerdos de Buenos Aires 7/9 (1)
Wed 7/9 - "9 de Julio"
Today is a holiday, Independence day, so most businesses are closed, as are
most of the locutorios. Went to Cafe Tortoni but it is too crowded with
tourists and locals enjoying...
1629 Tango - Names and Lyrics (1)
Coplas (popular songs) were in use in Argentina before tango was born. Many
of the lyrics of those songs came from Spain.
They were sung in the streets, parks , as part of a musical theater show,
1630 addentum on video list / Gloria and Eduardo website (1)
Specially for Stephen Brown,
and for the curiosity of others:
I was looking at your very instructive video list for tango, and have a
suggestion for you:
In the "Gloria & Eduardo" paragraph, you are...
1631 Teaching from milonguero to close-embrace salon (4)
Does anyone have any experience in helping students make the
transition from milonguero to salon dancing while avoiding the bad
habits of salon?
Like a lot of people, we went from open-embrace to close-embrace...
1632 Bandoneon trivia (1)
Alberto Gesualdo makes reference to what is most likely the first recorded
mention of the bandoneon, from the "Triple Alliance" war of 1864-70. As usual
his comments are informative and help illuminate...
1633 Size 9 or larger? (1)
If you wear a 9 or larger this is the month to check out
Tara Tango Shoes.
For the month of August all shoes size 9-11 are on sale for only $120.
That's $30. off the original price.
1634 Tango Boots in San Diego or whereefver (5)
Where can I purchase a reasonably priced pair of black tango boot/shoes?
1635 15th-17 of august Bodrum Turkey this summer (1)
Hi Tangueras and Tangueros!
If you are still wondering what to do this summer, we're organising milongas
3 nights after another in Bodrum Turkey by the Aegean coast between the 15th
and the 17 of august....
1636 Bandoneon first steps (1)
Charles Roques made some interesting comments about Jose Santa Cruz, a pardo/mixed blood that fought at the war of the Triple Alliance and used an early version of the bandoneon .
He worked at the...
1637 question on Practicas (3)
I would like to bring the subject of practicas to the list. I have heard
people talking about practica versus milongas and I was wondering how to
prevent a practica to turn into a milonga....
1638 World Tango Festival. (7)
I am attending the World Tango Festival in Buenos Aires this october.
I am having a hard time trying to decide which teachers to take. They all
are of course great dancers.
I would love to hear from...
1639 Recuerdos de Buenos Aires 7/10 (1)
Decided to go to Confiteria Ideal for the aft. class and milonga after.
Bottom floor is the main part where one eats and has coffee. "Second" floor or
upper level is where the classes and...
1640 re practicas (1)
Robin's suggestion was very good and there are many other little things that
can be said or done to create the proper atmosphere. Controlling the music is
an excellent way. Don't play tandas or sets.
1641 Practicas vs Milongas (2)
The subject is: how to keep practicas from turning in to milongas.
I don't think one needs to worry about keeping practicas from turning into milongas. Certain portions of the dance floor can be set...
1642 Lessons - Practicas - Milonga (1)
This subject of practicas is something useful to discuss within the list. My personal experience since late 1998 in Buenos Aires and suburbs , is that practicas are held as way station , from the...
1643 Commenting on/to teachers (2)
Time is part of the equation in rounded evaluation.
Who has not had the experience of seeing dancers/teachers quite differently
than they did 2 years previously? While perhaps the teachers are
1644 La Ideal (3)
Cafes are an integral part of the Buenos Aires culture, Cafi Tortoni, near
the Plaza de Mayo, on Ave. de Mayo is famous. Since 1858, the oldest Cafi
in Buenos Aires has been a favorite with artists,...
1645 Notes from Buenos Aires 16 (1)
'It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...'
(Part 1 of 3)
A fantastic day in Buenos Aires! The cold and damp
has lifted, and it's a clear and warm. It feels like
spring, and all of the cold damp pollution...
1646 Notes from Buenos Aires 17 (1)
(Part 2, continued from report #16, 'It's a
We have been back in the clubs and enjoying the
dancing this week. Because we've been trying to avoid
the smoke we go early to avoid the big...
1647 Notes from Buenos Aires 18 (1)
A Very Bad Boy
I like to watch him work. He slowly takes his turn
around the ornate old room, and as he dances by with
the young girl from Brazil pressed close against his
chest he gives us an impish...
1648 (high) heels first ?? (7)
Yesterday I saw a new show, "Buenos Aires Tango". It is soso, the first half
you keep wondering, if the boredom is the fault of the mediocre
choreographer, after the intermission you realise that those...
1649 Notes from Buenos Aires 19 (1)
Ya' load sixteen tons and whatta' ya' get?
Another day older and deeper in debt!
Our cigarette smoke avoidance program involves a
strategy of going very early to the milongas, and then
leaving about half...
1650 Let's go back to tango !!! (1)
Just to finish the discussion that went a little bit far from the original point (tango), I'd like to say some conclusion. It was very =
helpful this to realise how close mind are many people in the...