Milonga shuffle

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One thing about the milongas of Buenos Aires that remains constant  — change.  I went to investigate the club where the milonga Porteno y Bailarin was held for more than ten years and found it open with bachata classes.

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Rumor has it that the club raised the rent and the milonga organizer decided to move his established milonga to Casa de Galicia and start over on different nights.

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Even though hoy-milonga guide lists El Arranque on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, I found Nuevo Salon La Argentina on Bme Mitre is still closed for business.  It’s probably the result of a city inspection (administrative order).  In the meantime, the regulars are going elsewhere to dance.

Update 6/11:  I had an appointment yesterday afternoon next door to the salon.  There was a car parked right at the entrance, not on the street.  I looked inside and saw a man painting the baseboard in the salon.  He noticed me looking inside and then came to speak with me.  I asked him if the salon was going to reopen, and he said in about a week.  A city inspector ordered a closure.  The owners have to complete whatever was required for another inspection. Then the salon will be back in business.

 

One Response to “Milonga shuffle”

  1. tangobob Says:

    Porteño closed in March, I never thought it was a great venue anyway. I am saddened to hear about Nuevo Salon La Argentina though, I hope it is open again soon, it is on my recommended list.

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