The Art of the Cabeceo Part III: When in Rome...

by Bsivad As the music of the cortina fades out, she glances over the tables on the opposite side of the dance floor. Refreshes her memory of where the different dancers she watched on the floor are seated. Preparing to try and catch the eye of one of her favorite partners as the music starts for the next tanda. Her eyes move along the tables, she is nodding to her self, yes, yes, maybe… her eyes reach the corner of the dance floor, and she quickly moves on. [Read More]

Campeones mundiales de tango salon 2010: Maria Ines Bogado & Sebastian Jimenez

This is no longer news, of course, but I am finally catching up after being on vacations with no internet access (which was actually very nice!). My congratulations to these beautiful dancers (that I wrote about before)! The jury consisted of Eduardo Arquimbau, Julio Duplaa, Julio Balmaceda, el Nene Masci, Pablo Inza, Ana Maria Schapira y Javier Rodríguez, according to 2xtango.com. I appears that some find it shocking that someone so young won the championship (Sebastian is 18). [Read More]

Congratulations! | ¡Felicitaciones!

The final of the campeonato de la ciudad (formerly campeonato metropoletano) was last night, and I am happy to see that Sebastián & Ines did well. Felicitaciones, chicos! The full list of the winners is available here. The winners are: Alberto Markus & Ana María Polito (“Tango Salon” Senior) Lucas Carrizo & María Paula Tejeda (“Tango Salón” Adulto) Ariel Manzanares & Daniela Cerquides (“Milonga”) Sebastián Jimenez & María Inés Bogado (“Vals”) [Read More]

Experience the breadth of tango in Buenos Aires

by Simba tango A friend is going to Buenos Aires for the first time this week, and I sent her some information about where to go, encouraging her to experience the breadth of tango in Buenos Aires. So many people get stuck in one small part of the tango world and never experience anything else. When they come back, they believe they know how the tango in Buenos Aires is… [Read More]

Tempting...

by Leo T. First day at work. First day in my old office for over nine months. On my desk is a roll of paper. I chat with the guy I’m sharing office with, and he tells me that my colleague in the office next door left it for me. Said colleague must have heard us talking, and enters the office. –The organizer gave it to me, and I brought it back for you. [Read More]

P.H. Shoes

I got the shoe factory P.H. recommended from several reliable sources, unfortunately I got the directions a little late, so we’ll see if I make it in time. Anyway, as a reference for next visit, here it is:

Grito de Asencio 3602, Pompeya - Buenos Aires

Tel/Fax: 4911-0295

The colectivo (bus) 160 goes there, according to the owner of the shoes in the bag above.

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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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Going, going, and...

Día de la bandera Argentina by Koluso, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Koluso

The airplane takes off with a roar.

Passing over woods.

Passing over cities.

Passing over lakes.

Passing over farmlands.

Passing over oceans.

Leaving a white stripe in the clear blue sky.

Going.

Going.

And gooone.

Tango and Toddler in Buenos Aires

by salvoguille Dear readers: I need your advice: We consider ourselves to find our way around in Buenos Aires fairly well after several previous stays there. This time, however, there is something different. We are no longer a couple going to the milongas every night. We are a small family. Strolling with or without purpose in the streets of our beloved city we can still do, enjoying café con leche while watching people walk past, too. [Read More]