Tango Tales: all about Argentine Tango – modern, Golden Age, electronico, alternative

Interview with Brian Winter, the author of "Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien"

Brian Winter – audio 1.

Brian Winter – audio 2.

Brian Winter, a 22-year-old Texan, wanted to get a life experience before getting
his first real job. To fulfill his goal, he moved to Argentina in 2000. That very year Argentina slipped into the worst economic crisis, when everything stagnated except for… the Buenos Aires milongas.

Learning tango was not a part of Brian’s plan, but he was very lonely in the foreign city. The tango dancing seemed like a good way to meet new people (=girls). He got hopelessly addicted to the glorious Argentine music and dance.

Aside from becoming a milonguero, Brian got a job as a financial reporter for Reuters and traveled the country extensively.

This do-not-put-it-down travelogue is the intertwined narration about the past and the present of Argentina and its tango. It is written from the view point of a Yanquis who is very much in love with the country, its enigmas and its tango.

In this show Brian talks about his book and some interesting insights which did not make it into the pages of the book.


QuietBubble’s on-line interview with Brian Winter
about his book (very interesting)

Brian Winter’s note on his publisher’s website

February 26th, 2013
Published as: books, notes about tango.   Subject(s): Argentina, tango.