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Books

How people dance? Principles of dancing.  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: books, notes about tango.   Subject(s): dancing - general, tango - dance.

Dancing – audio 1. Dancing – audio 2. Dancing – audio 3. Learn about six important principles of movement from the professionals. Some of this stuff you might have never heard in dance classes, but it is more important than all the fancy tango figures rolled together. Track 1 and 2 has musical intermissions with  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…

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…

Interview with Valorie Hart and Alberto Paz, the authors of Gotta Tango  ➜

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

audio Alberto and Valorie, the master teachers from New Orleans, LA, USA, are known to the world of tango for their wonderful newsletter/blog El Firulete. Aside from El Firulete, Alberto and Valorie produce other blogs, podcasts and materials. See Links section. In 2005 they published the definitive reference on structure of the Argentine tango, based  Read more…

Sonia Abadi "The Tango Scene, Swing in"  ➜

May 12th, 2007
Published as: books, notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango.

Sonia Abadi – milonga 1 Sonia Abadi – milonga 2 Sonia Abadi – milonga 3 Sonia Abadi lives in Buenos Aires. She is a physician and a psychoanalyst. And she is also a tango dancer, singer and writer. Her essays about tango community in BAs was translated into many languages. In this program I read  Read more…