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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The Resistance

by mirsasha Tangocommuter is constructive and a man of action. Simba likes that. Following up on his own idea to distribute the homage to the milongueros, he has created a flyer, and I am happy to host it here at simbatango.com. The challenge is, in his own words: (...) print out a lot of copies, with an attractive picture, perhaps that of the entrance to Sin Rumbo, so that it looks like a regular leaflet, to leave on the table at the entry of every milonga we go to… Quietly sneaking in a little education in the milongas. [Read More]

Nueve de julio

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

Happy independence day, Argentina!

Sabor a tango

by Simba tango It is common to say that we taste four diffent tastes: sweet, salt, bitter and sour. Combinations of these make up all other tastes. Sounds familiar? You may be guessing what I’m getting at… The experience of taste, or should I say the experience of a meal, which we humans make for the pure pleasure of enjoying the different tastes and combinations, consists of a lot more than these four basic tastes (some also include umami, but that’s not the point). [Read More]

Gingerbread milonga

Some friends (also tango maniacs, of course) made this just before Christmas a couple of years ago. A really tasty milonga it was! Welcome to Club Grizelle! I released the photos under a Creative Commons license, so feel free to use them for whatever non-commercial purpose you like :-) I appreciate a link and a comment if you find use for it. Maybe they can be useful for invitations to your Christmas milonga? [Read More]