Showing posts from July, 2012

Piazzolla and a Power Failure

Tonight I was going to work on the TangoAustralia newsletter so the August issue could go out on time - but we had a power failure! and with my computer having low battery and no internet connection it was not to be. However we did have power in the family room and so with my cats on my lap I sat and listened tp a beautiful concert of Piazzolla, which was part of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and being broadcast from Townsville (in far north Queensland for those readers not familiar with Australia). Here it is cold and raining (temp 10deg), in Townsville it is warm (14deg) and it was delightful to listen to the beautiful music as the rain fell on our flat roof, knowing this - it somehow made me feel warmer! The program was played by the Camerata of St Johns and the Storioni Trio and their Piazzolla was world class. They played some of the great Piazzolla favourites including ' Milonga del Angel' and 'Libertango' and one of my very great favourites 'Milo…

Back to business

When I do a milonga I want it to be special. And with the performance by Daniel Nacucchio and Cristina Sosa at our Friday Willougbhy milonga I was determined to do the best I could. I think it was a huge success - but my patrons will be the judge. I hope they return to Club Willoughby on the 2nd Friday for our milongas, now they know that it is a beautiful, if fast, floor and that it is very easy to get to - and to park once you get there. But most most all because they like the ambience and enjoy dancing to my music! For me the highlight of the night was not the dancers, though they were superb, but the compliment paid to me by one of Sydney's two top DJs. For years I have listened to his music and attended his milongas with pleasure and to be told that he enjoyed the music so much he couldn't stop dancing was Fantastic!! So I am coming down... and getting ready to do a milonga at North Sydney Leagues Club on the 28th July. It is interesting how little things can make one fee…

Busy busy tango scene - next Daniel and Cristina

Friday night we ran a milonga at Willoughby - small crowd, good dancers, delightful vibe - but running a milonga is always tiring. Last night I went to the milonga at Concord RSL run by Tango Synergy - a big night, with the tango band Fuego Blanco performing (extremely well) and performances by Hosanna Heinrich and Anibal Montenegro who will be touring Oz in the next month or so.
There is much happening... which is always good. The next big thing is the 6 days that Daniel Nacucchio and Cristina Sosa (left) are in town. This couple have visited Oz before and, as one-time World Tango Champions, they are hugely popular as teachers and performers. During this visit to Sydney they will give a practica and workshop on their first evening here with Tango Embrace, then on the weekend they will perform at our milonga! at Club Willoughby on the Friday night and again at A Little Buenos Aires Milonga at Petersham RSL on the Saturday night - both performances will be different.
I am very excited…