Archive for the ‘Milongueros’ Category

Ernesto Hector Garcia

May 8, 2017

May 8, 1936 —


The videos of Flaco Dany show him dancing an exhibition, but I managed to record him during a milonga in Obelisco Tango.

Mario Allan Candamil

May 6, 2017

May 13, 1929 — May 4, 2017

I will write more about this great milonguero viejo soon. These are a few of many photos I took of Alito.  He was always happy, never complained or argued with anybody about anything, and enjoyed life, reading, and the milonga.  The last time I saw him was the day he had cataract surgery in a clinic near where I live. They called to remind me of the appointment although I wasn’t the person in charge. I went to see him there for the last time, September 3, 2014.


Hector Giocci

April 21, 2017

April 21, 1936 —

Hector is en pareja for the last several months, so there is no chance I’ll dance with him. He reserves his embrace for his sweetheart. I can’t wait to see them dancing together.  Hector’s embrace defines tango.

Osvaldo Vicente Centeno

April 1, 2017

June 15, 1937 — March 30, 2017

I received a message last night from Italy asking me about Osvaldo. I saw him three weeks ago in the hospital after surgery.  He called to let me know where he was.  I spent two hours with him. I wrote another friend last night for confirmation.

This great milonguero is gone.  I lost a dear friend.

Fernando Hector Iturrieta

March 19, 2017

September 2, 1937 – March 16, 2017

Video of Fernando dancing with Muma.

Video of Fernando dancing with Myriam.


Antonio Pisano

March 12, 2017

March 12, 1931 – February 2017

On Friday I went to visit my friend Osvaldo Centeno in the hospital. He shared the news that Tonino passed on recently.  I’m grateful I saw Tonino two years ago when I videoed him dancing in Salon El Pial.

Romeo Ferramosca

March 10, 2017

March 10, 1946 –

I see two become one when Chiche and Pocha dance to the music of Carlos Di Sarli.

Humberto Morales

March 7, 2017

March 7, 1935 —


I followed Humberto and Claudia as they were leaving the grand finale of El Arranque in Nuevo Salon La Argentina on February 25th.  I don’t see them regularly since I changed my milonga routine.  I wanted another photo of them for this post.

Hugo Belvisi

March 1, 2017

September 18, 1936 – December 20, 2016

Hugo Belvisi en Centro Region Leonesa
A year ago I found out that Hugo was renting an apartment just one block from mine. I visited him several times a week so he would do simple exercises. He was gaining strength, and I was hopeful that he’d return to the milonga.

That never happened.  His health continued to decline.  I called him for the last time in mid-December when he told me he was preparing to move into a geriatric home.

On Monday, a milonguero who checked up on Hugo regularly was at El Maipu, so I asked how he was.  I wasn’t prepared for the news that he died just before Christmas.

Carlos Biccai

February 15, 2017

February 15, 1939 —


These days everyone is on social media, and Carlos is no exception.

This video of Carlos proves that tango is a feeling.