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1626  Not played in milongas (2)
Hola listeros, 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, etc....

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)
We're overstocked. 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)
Hello everybody: 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)
Thurs 7/10 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 more-or-less...

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 beautiful...') 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...


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