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IT ACTUALLY DID (GET BETTER)   3 comments

Today the Festival and Mundial de Tango came to an end with a great closing milonga at the Harrods building in downtown Buenos Aires. As milongas go, we expected people to attend and the live orchestra to thrill the crowd that would come to listen and those who came to dance. The dancing exploded into the street, and Calle Florida become another dance floor.

Well, there he was Anibal Gomez recreating the sounds of the Orquesta Caracteristica Feliciano Brunelli and the place was packed wall to wall. The characteristic orchestra in the 40’s and 50’s was like a Lawrence Welk-like all around orchestra that played fox trots, polkas, cumbias, valses, pasodobles, and milonga among many other popular rhythms favorites at the time. The sound of the accordion was predominant and the rhythm section was supported by guitar, bass, and drums.

But the icing on the cake was the Los Reyes del Tango Orchestra alternating sets with the Caracteristica for an incredible evening full of spontaneous dancing in every available space of the old mega store of the fifties.

A beautiful aerial view of one of the dance floors inside the Harrods building. People were dancing, people were watching, everyone was sharing a state of unadulterated enjoyment on an unforgettable hot Sunday evening in the Buenos Aires winter.

Dancing with the Anibal Gomez Orquesta Caracteristica

Dancing with Los Reyes del Tango

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IT CAN’T GET BETTER THAN THIS   1 comment

It can’t get any better when being in Buenos Aires during the 2009 Tango Festival, we get the unbelievable chance to see the legendary Quinteto Pirincho playing at the milonga in Harrods. Enjoy a bit of our unforgettable experience: hear and dance with the original sound of one of the oldest tango ensembles. After we Flipped, we danced!

THIS IS IT   Leave a comment

The great annual challenge: the best dancers compete in Buenos Aires for the world title in the categories of Salon Tango and Stage Tango.

Hundreds of couples, from Argentina and abroad, will be judged by a panel of remarkable artists. The two exciting finals will be held at the mythical Luna Park stadium.

Accreditation for registered participants

Florida 867

Accreditation will take place at Harrods, Florida 877 in the following days:
Sunday 23 from 1 pm to 6 pm 13 to 18h: Salon and Stage Tango Accreditation
Tuesday 25 from 11 am to 2 pm: Stage Tango Accreditation

Competition dates

ELIMINATION ROUNDS

LA TRASTIENDA, Balcarce 460
Salon Category: Monday 24 and Tuesdays 25 from 3 pm to midnight
Stage Category: Wednesday 26 3 pm to midnight and Thursdays 27 from 11 am to 8 pm

SEMIFINALS

TANGO PORTENO, Cerrito 570
Salon Category: Friday 28 from 11 am to 5 pm
Stage Category: Fridays 28 of 7 pm to 1 am

FINALS

LUNA PARK, Bouchard 465
Salon Category: Saturday 29 from 8 pm to midnight
Stage Category: Mondays 31 7 pm to 11 pm

Posted August 22, 2009 by Alberto & Valorie in Out of town

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