Buenos Aires (tango) murales

by Simba tango Several places in Buenos Aires, you will find paintings covering an entire wall, called ‘murales’. They have a long history in Buenos Aires, the oldest were painted for the churches of the city in the 1700s and 1800s. In the beginning of the 20th century, they were often used to portray fight against oppression, think Picasso’s Guernica. Less political, but as Buenos Aires is the home of tango, there are of course several paintings featuring tango music and dance. [Read More]

Buenos Aires Street Art

BsAs stencil art Pugliese by Simba tango, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Simba tango

I thought I’d share some photos from the streets of Buenos Aires where there you can often see the kind of graffitti made with stencils. Among the motifs I’ve encountered are tango in the incarnation of Osvaldo Pugliese and a new electrotango band called tranxgo,  football icon Maradona, not so subtle drug references and lots of other stuff.

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La familia dell Tango

While tidying up the home office, I came over tha 2004 calendar of La familia dell Tango, by Gustavo Reinoso. Which is very cool. I have looked around for cartoonish drawings of tango that might be suitable for using on flyers etc, and this is the best I have seen so far. Very little information available on the web, it seems, but I found a little at www.ideasamedida.com/ and at www. [Read More]