Film search

by?Auntie P Even after gathering quite a collection of tango movies, there are always some missing. Some are not available commercially, and that makes it hard. If anyone knows how to get any of these, I would be happy to know! Naked tango Flop (featuring Miguel Angel Zotto & Milena Plebs) Sur Tangos, exilio de Gardel Thanks to tango commuter for making me aware of the last two. [Read More]

Luna de Avellaneda

[caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“460” caption=““Castillo” singing at club “Luna de Avellaneda”“][/caption] Speaking of tango films, there are several films where tango is not a main theme, but with some interesting tango scenes. The film Luna de Avellaneda is quite nice, and stands out in that respect. For tango lovers, the opening scene is not to be missed, as it reconstructs the grand party of a community milonga in the golden age of tango. [Read More]

Stuff without the stuff

by?Simba tango There was a discussion on the tango dj mailing list a while ago about people wanting “stuff without the stuff”. In other words, tango (dance) without tango (music). An oxymoron, one would think. Stephen Brown put it so well with his little story: A number of years ago, I was in a coffee shop that offered coffee prepared many different ways. One of the ways was decaffeinated coffee with artificial sweetener and artificial cream. [Read More]


Silencio (1) by entropiK, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License by  entropiK

El que hace bien el silencio, hace bien el tango (Who plays the silence well, plays the tango well) > > Osvaldo Requena > > > >

My favorite quote from the outstanding Café de los Maestros documentary. I just wanted to watch it all over again as soon as it was finished. ¡Que sentimiento! ¡Que pasión!

Tango Film Club

by atomicjeep I was planning to write a separate post for each of those, but I never seem to find the time… The recent posts by tangocommuter prompted me to write up this list of my favorite tango films. I never was all that interestesd in instructional videos, but films about the culture I find fascinating. In our small community we arranged public showings in an informal tango film club to make these gems available to the rest of the community. [Read More]


Mate by Simba tango, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Simba tango

First things first. Got to get the essensials in place. Like espresso cups and what’s needed for preparing mate.

And – apparently, tea is the new coffee. But I think they forgot to count mate, both the new tea **and **coffee ;-)

Nice floor

by Simba tango Simba found a new cage. It has the most lovely hardwood floor. Parquet. Yum-ba! We’ll see how much milongas there will be in the new town, but Simba already started patrolling the new territory with enrosques and paradas thrown in here and there. And it is smooooth! So at least some private dancing inside the cave, while guarding the offspring. I must admit floors mean a lot more to me after dancing tango for a while than they did before. [Read More]


God Bless America by ladybugbkt, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License by  ladybugbkt

Simba is moving, and so is Please bear over with us if there is a period of radio silence.

Edit: Moved to new server, will have to fix rest of configuration later.