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The milongas of Buenos Aires (Part 1)

“Las milongas de Buenos Aires” The plane touched down in Buenos Aires at 5pm and by 11pm I was on the dancefloor. It sounds extreme but I was so tired a few more hours would have made no difference and besides, I was so excited to be here after a two year absence. Sueño Porteño,...

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Tango etiquette and the milonga codes

‘Los códigos de la milonga’ In a little over a week I’ll be heading to Buenos Aires and Montevideo, so what better time than now to re-visit the milonga codes which are prevalent in many of the milongas in Buenos Aires as well as across the world. This is a list of recommended Do’s and...

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The Milonga Rhythm

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to write a blog about the milonga rhythm, and given the milonga classes being held in Wollongong over the coming few weeks it seemed like the perfect opportunity, so I agreed to do some research on the subject and was surprised with what I found. As way...

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The day that Temperley was a bandoneon

Tango is an intrinsic part of the DNA of the Rio de la Plata population. It is an art that makes part of many people daily lives but also public spaces such as parks, malls and squares. This moving article highlights people solidarity against what they percive authorities injustice against street art. By Jonathan Habrat...

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Tango classes at The Fraternity Club – Wollongong

Fantastic opening night of tango at Wollongong with milonga rhythm as topic of our first class. Great to see so many people starting their tango journey to the benefit of our tango community. Classes are host every Wednesday night 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Singles and couples are welcome. More milonga next week.

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New Wollongong Venue Opening Up This Week

After 5 years of teaching tango in The Shire, we are delighted to bring tango to The Fraternity Club at Wollongong. This will happen this coming Wednesday 20th of February as we will start our regular weekly tango classes at The Frats. Join us to learn tango as it is danced in Argentina and Uruguay,...

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Tango: Poema

You will often hear the tango Poema (Poem) played at milongas around the world. The music was composed by Mario Melfi and the lyrics were written by Eduardo Bianco. Francisco Canaro recorded the following version in 1935 with vocalist Roberto Maida. Canaro, a violinist, was born in Uruguay on 26th November 1888 and died in Argentina...

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Vals: Desde el Alma

This beautiful vals was composed by Clotilde Mela Rosa Luciano, better known as Rosita Melo (July 9, 1897 – August 12, 1981). Rosita was born in Uruguay, she was a poet, composer and pianist. Rosita was just 14 years of age when in 1911 she composed her first and now world-famous “Desde el Alma” which...

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