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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Homenaje a Tanturi en La Ideal: Ruben y Cherie Bailan

El Abrazo Tango Club in La Confiteria Ideal was the second milonga I ever attended in Buenos Aires (the first was Gricel).

Both are still going strong twelve years later. And this Friday, April 24, Ruben and I will have the pleasure of dancing a demonstration in an homage to Ricardo Tanturi at La Ideal. Tanturi, (1905-1973) and his Orquestra Tipica Los Indios along with the fabulous singers, Castillo and Campos, created a body of tango work that gets better with time. I have never heard a Tanturi tango I do not like.

Zoraida y Diego's milonga goes on, as it has for so long, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Friday

Alberto Castillo's and Enrique Campos' children will be attending.

And Ruben and I will be dancing a brief demonstration to the fabulous music of Ricardo Tanturi.

Please come if you can. If you are in Buenos Aires, if you like Tanturi, if you wish to support Ruben y Cherie. We will be there before five and I think will probably dance around six.
La Ideal, Suipacha 384 (near Corrientes.)

La Ideal is the tango show place of Buenos Aires, and has had a role in all of the tango movies. It is just too bad that it is falling down bit by bit, chandelier by chandelier. Come to see it while it is still standing, and before it goes the way of El Molino.


NYC Tango Pilgrim said...

I will be playing a Tanturi con Castillo milonga and Tanturi con Campos tango tomorrow night.

Break a leg! Wish I could be there.

n a n c y said...

I hope someone will video the performance and share it with your fans.


Sallycat said...

Hey, I will come to cheer you on my friends and if you like I will film you. I'll charge my camera battery anyway ;)
Hug, SC

tangocherie said...

Hey, Sallycat, that would be fantastic! I can't tell you how many times we've performed and either there were no videos or they came out dark or too far away or something.

The best one ever, and the most professional, was the one Oscar Casas took of my birthday in Club Espanol, but he has serious equipment.

La Ideal might be tricky because of the light, but all efforts will be appreciated, believe me.

And anyway, it's no big deal--just one dance. What is more important, Sallycat, is that you will be there!

n a n c y said...

Yay for Sally. I hope to meet you in julio.

Un tangazo,

Johanna said...


Beatrice M said...

Congratulations! I wish I could be there, but it is my day to work at the Argentimes - buuu sending lots of "have fun" and "break a leg" vibes your way. said...

Querida Cherie,

It was such a pleasure to watch you and Ruben dance at La Ideal for the Tanturi tribute. Maravillosa! You looked like you were having so much fun and you had the happiest feet in the room. I look forward to seeing more of your inspiring performances. You go girl! Besos, Camille