Tango BA Festival and Mundial

September 1, 2022

The 2022 edition of TANGO BA Festival and Mundial is scheduled for September 6-18.  Here is the report I posted on Tango-L about the first city championship in 2002 and my video of the finals.


Pedro Sanchez

August 31, 2022


Our tango chat group has included Pedro Sanchez on several occasions over the past two years.  His daughter joined him in this screen shot on Sunday when we celebrated his 87th birthday.  We had almost three hours of listening to Pedro share his experiences and wisdom.

Amanda Norma Lucero

July 30, 2022

July 30, 1940 —

Social media helped these family members connect with a relative they never knew.  Here is their family reunion photo the day they met Amanda for the first time earlier this year.

Jorge Uzunian

July 19, 2022

August 29, 1930 — July 17, 2022

I received an email today from the woman taking this photo who was one of Jorge’s caretakers in Flores.  Luz was a bright light shining in Jorge’s life.  She was always happy and laughed at his jokes.  She and her husband transported Jorge to Salon El Pial last September when Milonguisimo was on the Festival BA schedule.  He was delighted to see the milonguero/a cast of friends dancing in the beautiful salon.  Jorge had been one of them for 15 years.

Happy Anniversary Lo de Celia 2000 – 2022

July 17, 2022

I don’t have a video of the 2022 anniversary from July 15, but I wanted to share my video of the 2012 anniversary with Celia dancing several tandas and thanking everyone who was there to celebrate with her.


Ricardo Franquelo

July 14, 2022

July 14, 1944 —

Dancing in front of the City Legislature on Peru in support of the Pro Milonga law.

Dancing in Club Bailable Juvenil on Corrientes in 2000.

A Friday night in Club Gricel with Juan Topalian and Ernesto Delgado.

Juan Tribotic

July 11, 2022

July 11, 194?

During La Milonga de Lucy in Club Nuevo Gricel recently, Juan came by to chat with Nestor Castillo at the table.

Ricardo Ponce

July 10, 2022

July 10, 1931 —

El Chino Perico was seen recently at La Milonga de Lucy in Club Nuevo Gricel and at Barajando in Lo de Celia.

Jorge Ruben Orellana

July 8, 2022

July 8, 1931 – May 7, 2022

I was living in the neighborhood of Caballito.  The milonga venue Viejo Correo was close.  A friend and I decided to go there.  I saw him looking across the floor in my direction and accepted his invitation.  I shall never forget the feeling of his embrace and his soft voice.  He always said something to make me laugh. 

EL MUNDO – Domingo, Julio 4 de 1943

July 4, 2022

Try to imagine a Sunday morning when a porteño went to the corner newspaper stand to buy a copy of El Mundo to check the ads for neighborhood clubs featuring orchestras that night for dancing.

Where would you go?