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Of tango, fears, sensuality and turning big 5-O  ➜

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

Jackie – audio In two essays, Jackie Ling Wong shares her thoughts on turning 50, dancing tango, fearing and accepting her loss of youth wit grace and, of course, the female sensuality. The essays were written during her trip to Buenos Aires. Jackie Ling Wong is a tango teacher and organizer at Tango Pulse studio  Read more…

Story of Narcotango: tango electronico claims its place in Argentine tango music  ➜

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

Narcotango – audio Carlos Libedinski released his ground-breaking tango electronica album Narcotango in 2002.  But it was not a simple project because the DJs in Buenos Aires milongas would not play his music. Libedinski used his fine musical instincts (he is both – a musician and a dancer) and a good pre-release strategy to make  Read more…

Histories of famous old Argentine (and non-Argentine) tangos  ➜

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

Old Tango – La Paloma Old Tango – El Choclo Old Tango – Caminito 1 Old Tango – Caminito 2 Do you know what jazz, European classical opera and Argentine tango has in common? Habanera! Listen to the story of the most famous habanera – La Paloma. It is also a brief overview how the  Read more…

Brief history of Finnish Tango  ➜

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

Finnish tango – audio 1. Finnish tango – audio 2. Cold Finland with its reserved people might seem to be the least receptive to tango. But – believe it or not! – the Finns love tango. It took them some time to warm up to it. Listen about Finland and how tango was “finlandized”. Satumaa  Read more…

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…

What does it take to start a tango studio? (Plus Milonga Etiquette)  ➜

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

Lori Coyle – audio 1. Lori Coyle – audio 2. Lori Coyle – audio 3. Many tango dancers just like dancing. Very few has vision, imagination, energy and courage to start teaching others, to organize a milonga and to create their own studio. This is a story of Lori Coyle, a young woman from Media,  Read more…

Rob Connaire: tango rants  ➜

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

Rob – audio 1. Rob – audio 2. Rob – audio 3. Rob – audio 4.   Rob Connaire: tango rants. Personal journey into tango – dance, song and poetry. Rob Connaire is a dancer and a musician from Philly. I met him at the milonga in Boston. He is the person with much, much  Read more…

Maddy Gersh: notes on tango and middle age  ➜

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

Maddy – audio 1. Maddy – audio 2. Maddy – audio 3. Maddy Gersh is a tango dancer from Boston, MA. She visited Buenos Aires and she would like to tell you that it is a tough day in BsAs if you are not young and beautiful anymore. However, Maddy has the great sense of  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…

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