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In Raquel’s Steps, documentary by Gabriela Bohm  ➜
In Raquel’s Footsteps – drama documentary

February 28th, 2013
Published as: movies.   Subject(s): Argentina.

Director: Gabriela Bohm 
USA-Argentina 2013 / Spanish w/English subtitles, English / 30 minutes From the shtetl to the tango…more than 30,000 Jewish women were lured from Europe to the New World, only to be devoured in Argentinean prostitution rings run by Jewish criminals. This film is about an ordinary woman — Raquel Liberman — whose  Read more…

Jorge Luis Borges: blindness. Tango poetry.  ➜

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

Borges – Blindness Borges – Tango Poetry Two segments about one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. The narration is accompanied by the tangos with Borges’s lyrics and the tangos written by his favorite composers. Track 1: Blindness. Borges wrote a lot about his life-long struggle with the inherited blindness and how I  Read more…

Brief literary tour to Borges' Buenos Aires with Tomas Eloy Martinez  ➜

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

Buenos Aires – audio 1 Buenos Aires – audio 2 Buenos Aires – audio 3 I read Tango Singer (the 3rd novel by Martinez) in (almost) one sitting. Read this book if you plan to visit BsAs! It is an erudite guide to the city – tango, literary, historical. In this program I will read  Read more…

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

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

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  Read more…

The death of a pinch  ➜

February 25th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): Argentina.

Death of pinch – audio. Before the Argentine men perfected the art of piropo (compliment), they frequently used pinching as a part of their courting arsenal. Mercifully, the custom died in the yearly 1940s. Ruth and Leonard Greenup, a pair of the American journalists, witnessed the demise of a pinch. Pretty funny story (if you  Read more…

Doctor Rene Favaloro: doctor, inventor, humanist  ➜

February 25th, 2013
Published as: books, notes about tango.   Subject(s): Argentina.

Doctor Rene Favaloro audio Max Valentinuzzi  was on my show several times talking about his favorite subject – Argentine Tango. I met Max (via internet & phone) thanks to Bob Barnes, the leader of Mandragora Tango Orchestra. Since Max is a bio-engineering scientist, I asked him once: “Is it true that the coronary bi-pass procedure  Read more…