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Galería Güemes: An Architecture Gem

Galería Güemes: An Architecture Gem
... not so famous Galería Güemes. Based on the exterior appearance you wouldn’t think to look inside this building, which houses the Piazzolla Tango Centro de Arte y Espectáculo and some shops, but do pop inside for a look at one of the most gorgeous interiors in Buenos Aires. The architect who designed it was Francesco Gianotti, the same who designed the unique Café del Molino across from the Congreso Nacional, at the corner of Avenida Rivadavia and Callao. The interior of the Galería Güemes...
July 7th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: architecture, Tango

Neighbourhoods: el Abasto

Neighbourhoods: el Abasto
... porteños (neighbourhoods), this time I am going to write about one of the most typical barrios of  Buenos Aires: el barrio del Abasto. Cradle of Tangoand witness of the history of Buenos Aires, is one of the most popular destination chosen by porteños as well as tourist to breath and feel Tango in the place of its birth, visiting the street named after the legendary singer, Carlos Gardel, and the corner on which “El Morocho del Abasto” sang his first “milongas”. El Abasto...
July 2nd, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, History & Information, neighbourhoods, Tango

El Viejo Almacén: The Temple of Tango

El Viejo Almacén:  The Temple of Tango
Tango started at the beginning of the 1900’s as a way of entertainment for porteños as well as for those immigrants who spent all day working very hard and wanted to relax and have fun at night. Prohibited for women, Tango was danced only by prostitutes and amongst men as well. With time, Tango songs and the dance itself started gaining everyone’s heart and soul. Tango cafés are an important part of the life of Buenos Aires. While Café Tortoni is the most famous of the old-fashioned,...
March 16th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, dance, featuredarticle, history, music, san telmo, Tango

Tangos y Milongas

Tangos y Milongas
Buenos Aires is the birthplace and the world capital of the Tango, a rhythm that was created by the banks of the Rio de la Plata at the end of the 19th century, as a fusion of European and African music. The Tango is manifested in the lyrics (many of the words used in the Tango come from lunfardo or porteños’ slang); in the music (the bandoneon provided the music from the Rio de la Plata with that melancholic and somewhat sullen sound that characterizes Tango today); and in the dance. You...
March 13th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Buenos Aires, dance, milonga, music, Tango

Tango… How Did It All Began

Tango… How Did It All Began
When most people think about Argentina, they think about Tango. Well, somehow it is true, Tango and Tango dancing is in the very soul of Argentina, specially in Buenos Aires. Tango has a long history, and many stories. It is believed that the starting point for the Tango was the decade of 1880 by the Rio de la Plata as a form of entertainment for the many labourers of European descent who settled in the poorer areas of Buenos Aires as they tried to make their fortune in the New World. Since they...
March 11th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, dance, featuredarticle, History & Information, music, Tango

Take Tango Dance Lessons at Milonga La Viruta

Take Tango Dance Lessons at Milonga La Viruta
If you want to take Tango lessons while in Buenos Aires, then I would recommend you drop by La Viruta. La Viruta is a milonga located in the basement of the Armenian Cultural Center at the barrio de Palermo. If you are new to Tango, let me explain that a milonga is simply a place to dance Tango. In the case of La Viruta you can also dance Cuban-style salsa or rock and roll. First you check the schedule at the website and decide you want to take the 9 pm Tango class. Because you plan to have a...
March 4th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 5
Filed under: dance lessons, featuredarticle, milonga, Tango

Two to Tango

Two to Tango
“Other music exists to heal wounds; but the Tango when sung and played is for the purpose of opening them, for the purpose of sticking you finger in the wound and to tear them until they bleed.” Considered one of the most romantic dances, the Tango is a story of passion and politics, a fascinating journey of immigration. So much so that in 2009, the Tango was actually declared a world heritage of humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Although...
February 23rd, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance lessons, free, Tango, tango club

A Romantic Valentine´s Day in Buenos Aires

A Romantic Valentine´s Day in Buenos Aires
... where meals linger for hours over passionate conversation. Cafés and bars attract lovers through the wee hours of the night, and sexy dances like Tango encourage couples to parade their stuff in the spotlight. The core of the question is the need to strengthen the bonds with our loved ones. So, here is a list of recommendations for a perfect Saint Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires: • Te Mataré Ramírez: Buenos Aires’ one and only aphrodisiac restaurant, the self-styled “temple...
February 5th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, Events, featuredarticle, Tango, valentine's day

Beautiful Buenos Aires…

Beautiful Buenos Aires…
... They are very friendly and regard a good night out as a God-given right.     Buenos Aires is the birthplace and the world capital of the Tango, a rhythm that was created by the banks of the Rio de la Plata at the end of the 19th century, as a fusion of European and local music. The city is full of venues that feature live Tango orchestras and dancers. The most important places that offer live shows usually include dinner. You may also go to the milongas, places where you dance Tango, or take...
January 14th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: Attractions, Buenos Aires, museums, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, Tango, The Arts

Summer Cultural Activities in Buenos Aires

Summer Cultural Activities in Buenos Aires
... in the barrio de Barracas. The closing of the activities will be on February 20 with an outstanding show at the Obelisco, honouring the Great Tango Master Mariano Mores. Related places: A Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires View Details and Book if (GBrowserIsCompatible()) { map = new GMap2(document.getElementById('places_map9'));...
January 7th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ballet, Buenos Aires, live music, open air cinema, Summer Activities, Tango, theatre

Tango Dancing on the Streets of Buenos Aires

Tango Dancing on the Streets of Buenos Aires
  Buenos Aires prepares to celebrate El Día del Tango (the National Day of the Tango), by inviting everyone to “La Gran Milonga Nacional” (the Great Nacional Milonga), an open air Tango event with live orchestras and street Tango dancing on Avenida de Mayo. The celebration, that takes place every year the first Saturday of December, is organized by the National Tango Academy and the Association of Promoters of Tourism, Hotel Business and Gastronomy (APTHGRA). La Gran Milonga Nacional...
November 27th, 2009 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, celebrations, Events, milonga, Tango

Learn How to Make Ceviche at the Library

... a beginner and a separate intermediate level group) at 6:30 pm Dance Classes: Ballroom Dancing is on Mondays at 6:00 – 7:45 pm Argentine Tango is on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Yoga is offered on Saturday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Wii Senior Bowling Tournament: Takes place on Fridays, September 18 & 25 and October 2 & 9 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm They also have movie nights, meditation classes, book clubs, author visits and more. You can view their month calendar...
September 16th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: ballroom, ceviche, Events, Family Friendly, free, library, Tango, West Palm Beach

Two Tango Festivals Rock Buenos Aires

For 18 days Buenos Aires will be the Tango Capital of the world, featuring two world class events. These are the 2009 Buenos Aires Tango Festival, and the 7th Tango Dance World Championship. City landmarks such as beautiful building of the former department store Harrods, the legendary Luna Park, the theaters Avenida, San Martín and 25 de Mayo, the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Ciudad Cultural Konex, La Trastienda, Tango Porteño and the Planetario, will be the main venues for a program of concerts,...
August 9th, 2009 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, Buenos Aires, Events, Family Friendly, festival, Tango, The Arts

Tangodata, A Great Tango Source

Are you looking for a good place to watch a good Tango show? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the massive selection of shows in the billboards? Do you need advice on which is the best one to go to? Well, there is a place I recommend you pay a visit to: Tangodata. This office, sponsored by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, is staffed by multilingual employees that will help you weed through different Tango shows available in the area. Tangodata is located at Avenida Pte. Roque Sáenz Peña...
July 13th, 2009 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, History & Informationi, News, Tango, The Arts, traditions

The Passion of the DC Tango Festival

The Washington DC Tango Festival celebrates the romance and passion of the hottest Latin dance – Tango. One of the highlights of the 10-day celebration of Tango music, dance and cinema is Two To Tango, featuring 30 world-class dancers, musician and singers from Argentina and Uruguay.  Ballroom Tango originated in the poorer, working-class districts of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Initially considered immoral due to suggestive moves and passionate music, Tango’s popularity grew rapidly, and...
April 23rd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Lisner Auditorium, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Tango, The Arts, Washington DC

It Takes You to Tango

Winchester Cultural Center does it again when it brings in world class violinist Oscar Carrescia to celebrate The Fire of Tango; a World Vibration Concert. The concert recreates the Argentinean Tango scene with Trio Buenos Aires (Leah Woods, violin; Elena Kapustina, cello; Michelle Lee, piano), the great bandoneon player Coco Trivisonne; singer Sergio Eduardo, accompanied by Octeto Boedo; and dancers Alison and Gabriel. Carrescia is the recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award, founder and director...
April 8th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Argentinean Tango, Buenos Aires conservatory of Music, Clark County Leisure Services, concert, Governor's Arts Award, Oscar Carrescia, People - Interesting Local People, Performaning Arts - Theater & Dance, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", Tango, Trio Beunos Aires, vegas, Winchester Cultural Center, Youth Camerata Orchestra