Outside of Buenos Aires and in small pockets around the city, tango loses its supremacy on the dance scene in favor of Argentine folclore, folk music and dance from different regions around the country. Unlike tango’s nocturnal sensuality, Argentina’s upbeat folklore evokes loud music, afternoon cheer and families enjoying the sunshine. Argentina Folk: History and […]
Behind a nondescript door that looks like the entrance to an office building hides the cavernous La Catedral del Tango. The Cathedral is a unique milonga (tango ballroom) where tango aficionados and novices gather to take classes, practice dancing and eat and drink together every night. The unique space mixes the sacred aura of a […]
Tango dancers enjoy the Sunday night milonga in San Telmo‘s Plaza Dorrego. There are various milongas that take place on Sunday in San Telmo, but the Milonga del Indio, as the outdoor dance in Plaza Dorrego is known, is the most popular for visitors and locals, amateur and professional dancers alike.
Ciudad Emergente, Buenos Aires’ free youth cultural festival has rolled around again, and will take place Wednesday the 6th of June until Sunday the 10th. The winter festival aims to appeal to young people of every persuasion from metalheads to electronic-music fans with live music, films, poetry readings, dance performances, fashion shows, stand-up comedy and […]
Editor’s note: Please read about this year’s World Tango Festival here. The 2011 Buenos Aires World Tango Festival, now in its 11th addition runs from August 16th until August 30th. This year’s festival is a few days shorter in duration than last year’s event but it still packs a tango punch with over 150 live […]