Angelina began dancing tango in Sydney when the scene was in its infancy. She writes about tango music, tango DJing,.milongas, workshops, festivals and personalities from an Australian perspective.
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Thank you Mauro and Karina - and my tango community
A belated thank you to everyone who came to the Milonga de Mis Amores on Saturday at the North Sydney Leagues Club. It was a great night with lots of locals and a few from interstate and abroad, and 3 beautiful performances by the visiting dancers Mauro Caiazza and Karina Guillén. This is late because I wanted to accompany it with the video of two of the numbers they danced - Fresedo's 'Pampero' and Donato's milonga 'Sacale Punta' - but I am struggling with iMovie and until I get it right I can't post it...
Meanwhile we are getting ready for this Friday's milonga for Red Nose Day at Willoughby and for the special milonga in two weeks with Daniel Nacucchio and Cristina Sosa...
This year's Milongueando in Buenos Aires in August is the 9th. An encuentro (meeting) rather than a Festival in the sense of great maestros and exotic performances. The organisers Susanna Miller and Maria Plazaola state on their website that "Everyone can dance milonguero-style tango. ...we teach students to enjoy the natural movement of the body and the dialogue that takes place in harmony with one's partner".
One of the teachers at this year's festival is Horacio Julian Prestamo. For those who love the milonguero-style of tango here is a fascinating interview - and a dance performance.
I just love it when I hear a new piece of tango/vals/milonga and I fall in love with it. This happened on the weekend when I heard and danced to the Australian Tango Festival Orchestra's faithful transposition of Miguel Calo's 'Suena'.
Owen Salome of Tangalo and The Australian Tango Festival Orchestra must be given the credit for this.
I have always been a Calo fan and his singers including and Raul Beron and Alberto Podesta are magic. Alberto Podesta performed and recorded more songs with more orchestras than any other tango singer and his recordings with Calo are outstanding.
You can read more about Calo on Keith Elshaw's website (I think it was Keith who told me Calo's was The Greatest Orchestra) and on totango.com
Unfortunately I don't have a recording of the ATFO playing 'Suena' but I did find it on youtube.
TangoAustralia has joined forces with Mosman Cruise Centre, which specialises in travel to South America... to bring tango to their local community.
A night of South American dance, music, food and wine will introduce many to the haunting music of the bandoneons with Duo Bandoneons, Emily-Rose Sarkova and Owen Salome and the superb dancing of Belen Silva and Mauricio Hernandez.
You can watch Emily-Rose and Owen performing as part of Tangalo at the Camelot Lounge here
There will also be performances by the Te Amo dancers and Duo Jiminez who will perform the dance and music of the Andean region of Peru.
A buffet of Argentinian and
Peruvian foods including empanadas and alfajores, wines and a Pisco cocktail are all included!
Guests will discover where and when to visit this amazing part of the world - and there is a travel voucher with every ticket.*
A Night to Remember at the Mosman Art Gallery - only $55, $40 under 18s!
On Thursday 31 August 2017 at 7:30pm
Mosman Art Gallery