My first tango

August 1, 2014

That’s the title of a documentary by Judith Schwyter, with footage recorded last year in Lo de Celia Tango Club.  The online release is available today.

Her mother is the woman featured in the film.  I recorded her dancing in Lo de Celia almost five years ago and discovered she speaks English.  It wasn’t until a couple of years ago I learned that she’s from Brooklyn.  Judith Chinea tells her story of how she got to Buenos Aires.

Luis Ferre

July 30, 2014

July 30, 1943 –

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Luis has traveled often in the past years.  He disappears from the milongas for two to three months to spend time in Europe and then returns to Lo de Celia.

Video

Gregorio Gricajuk

July 29, 2014

July 29, 1935 –

Gregorio and his nephew Emilio

Thanks to his nephew Emilio, Gregorio arrives every Sunday at Lo de Celia to visit with his friends and enjoy a few tandas.

Cumbre de tango

July 26, 2014

Here is the playlist for today’s program at noon:

Astor Piazzolla

1- El recodo

2- Marrón y Azul

3- La Rayuela
Chat about the reliques
 
Anibal Troilo
4- Mis amigos de ayer – Floreal
5- Y volvemos a querernos – Calderón
6-  Bandola triste
Chat about the best bandoneon of Buenos Aires
Orquesta Escuela de Tango de Emilio Balcarce
7- Danzarín
8- La bordona
Carlos Di Sarli
9- Tu íntimo secreto  with Jorge Duran
10-No está  with Alberto Podestá
Chat  – The Lord of Tango
11- Lo siento en el alma – Francisco Rotundo with Floreal Ruiz
12- Mi rebeldia – same as above
13-Puede ser que no te rias – Alfredo De Angelis with Roberto Florio
Chat – Rescues
Osvaldo Pugliese
14- Barra querida  with Jorge Vidal
15- Milonguera  with Cobos
16- Cardo y Malvón
17-  Pastoral
Chat – The star of the program
Juan D’Arienzo
18- Guapo y querendón with Laborde
19- La madrugada with Echague
20- El Rezongón
Chat – The king of the beat
Alfredo Gobbi
21- Si sos brujo
22-  Orlando Goñi
23-  El andariego
Chat – the romantic violin of tango
Florindo Sassone
24- El relámpago
25- Papas calientes
26- Canción de cuna  with J Casal

Raúl Gauto

July 16, 2014

July 16, 1936 –

Raul Gauto and Liliane in Lo de Celia Tango Club

 

Tango for musicians

July 15, 2014

The first international meeting of Tango For Musicians takes place July 22-27, 2014, in Buenos Aires, with master classes, concerts, lectures and documentary films.

The lectures include an interesting array of topics:

Let’s hear all your music! Learn how to use social media to increase your audience and maintain a community around your music.

How to dance to the music and rhythm: Understanding the rhythmic pulse, know how to dance to the music through body exercises dancing tango.

Tweaking emotions: Workshop to solve specific problems in performance anxiety. Changing emotions like fear, shame, demand, competition or anger.

Getting tango to a mass audience: Group discussion on the issue of access to a new audience for the production of contemporary tango.

Listening to the styles of tango: The talk will address, through the analysis of recordings, different styles that are considered fundamental.

Rhythmic training for musicians: Workshop and group fun character to join the body to the music through rhythmic bodily exercises

Omar Ruberto

July 14, 2014

July 14, 1940 –

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I was on my way to Lo de Celia when Chiche was in front of Obelisco Tango.  I saw a photo opportunity and then we talked.

Interview

Roberto Besone

July 13, 2014

July 13, 1936 –

Roberto Besone

Pichuco – the documentary

July 12, 2014

A friend and I attended the Dia del Bandoneon events yesterday in La Usina del Arte.  First was the screening of the new documentary on the life of Anibal Troilo entitled, Pichuco.  Then a concert with bandoneonists performing solos on Troilo’s bandoneon.

Troilo left his bandoneon to his friend Raul Garello.  He kept it safely tucked away in the case for many years before giving it to the Academia Nacional del Tango.  During the last two years, there have been concerts featuring the great bandoneonists playing the restored instrument of Anibal Troilo.

Antonio Ignacio Cejas

July 11, 2014

July 11, 1934 –

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Always impeccably dressed for the milonga, Antonio drinks a whiskey or two every Sunday at Lo de Celia Tango Club.


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