An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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.