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I have been a subscriber to milonga.me since the early days, and I am amazed at the time and energy that this crew put into keeping up to date and interesting. If you are interested in what is happening around the world, then this online newspaper is for you. Very professional both in its graphics and content it is a must-read.

A Festival to end all Festivals

The countdown is on to the Sydney Tango Salon Festival which will be held from in the heart of Sydney from 2 to 6 October. The organisers have announced that 2014 will be their last Festival and they are going out with a bang!
We are truly privileged to have the magnificent Solo Tango Orchestra playing at three of the five milongas; to have the opportunity to learn from two outstanding dancers in the Immersion course, Christian Marquez and Virginia Gomez, 'Los Totis' and to continue workshops with Vladimir Khorev and Stella Missé and Gabriel Missé and Analia Centurion. This year there are also 3 free workshops on the history and music of the orchestras and workshops for DJs and musicians. All these are held at the Bondi Pavilion which is right on the sands of Bondi Beach.
Unfortunately there is a competing tango event, an encuentro, that weekend, which though 287 km away from Sydney will draw some of Sydney and Melbourne's dancers away. This is a pity both for the dancers …

How lucky we are

In recent years Australia has had many of the world's top tango dancers and teachers visiting, delighting us with their performances, enriching us with their teaching and bringing us a taste of the magic that is Argentine tango.
But we have had few musicians, especially musicians we can dance to. Many promoters are unable to include performances at milongas  in the musicians' programs;  we are able to enjoy their music at performances as we did earlier this year with the production from Sadler's Wells, 'La Milonga'  but we are not able to dance to them.
This year is special.
This year we will have the opportunity to dance for 3 nights to one of the world's top tango orchestras. Solo Tango Orquesta, an internationally recognised top tango quartet. Solo Tango will perform at the Sydney Tango Salon Festival milongas! SoloTango has appeared at the Berlin Tango Festival, the Istanbul Tango Festival and the Dresden Tango Festival, to name a few.

They have wowed the m…