Showing posts from November 1, 2009

Another Sydney milonga venue disappears

I'm not superstitious!! but sometimes things to happen in threes (see below). Just received an email from Sydney's Patio de Tango advising that the Swingtime Dance Studio in Camperdown where they have been holding their monthly Saturday milongas has been sold to a developer...which means that after this weekend - November 7 - they too will be looking for a venue!

Who said we can't call the glorious years of Tango music a Golden Age?

On the Sydney tango forum someone has written that we do not have a Golden Age of Tango because the term 'never existed while the orchestras you are referring to were performing!' If this reasoning had any basis we would not have a Golden Age of Hollywood, a Golden age of Greece, a Golden Age of couture...Golden Age is a term used to describe a period of prosperity and achievement that leaves a legacy long after it is over. We do have a Golden Age of Tango music - and without it tango would be very poor. Those are the orchestras that so many of us love to dance to and listen to - and the music that so many of today's tango musicians strive to play. We did some research on Golden Ages which we've published on TangoAustralia