Brandywine Milonga – Apr. 25th

FREE…wine tasting
FREE…introductory tango lesson
$10…4 hours of dancing and 1 FREE glass of wine

Yep, this Friday is going to be a fun one. Starting at 6.00pm, you can sip a sampling of wines and maybe take a bottle or two home with you. At 8.00pm, Jae Youn of Tango Utopia will provide first timers with an introductory tango lesson. Then starting around 9.00pm, Jae Youn will invite you to the dancefloor with her selection of expertly chosen tango tunes. Join us at this new location and bring your friends with you. Details as follows:

Location: Brandywine Cellars, 6905 Fayetteville Rd., Durham, NC 27713

Website: http://www.brandywinecellars.com/index.aspx

Times: 6-8 pm FREE wine tasting
8-9 pm FREE introductory tango lesson
9pm – 1am Milonga

Cover: $10 (includes one FREE glass of wine)

More Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas

In addition to the Easter Weekend Tango Extravaganza with Alicia and Luis on April 18-20, the following special classes are available

Women’s technique with Alicia Pons

Tuesday April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM(Studio 4@ Triangle Dance Studio, the small studio around the corner from the back studio). This class will include a quick review of the class offered in February with the addition of more technique material including adornments. This class is for women only. Registration at 6:45 PM, class will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Cost $30

Special class with Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas “Milongueros’ best kept secrets: 

doing the impossible in close embrace” Wednesday April 23, 7:00-8:30 PM (Upstairs Studio @ Triangle Dance Studio), Intermediate to advance level. Registration at 6:45 PM, class will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Cost $30

Registration for the Special classes: email talkatango@gmail.com. Payment by cash or check at the door.

Both classes are at 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham NC 27703

Private lessons

Luis and Alicia are available for private lessons April 17-18 and April 21-23 all day. Make inquiries at talkatango@gmail.com

More detail - http://www.durhamtango.com/Workshops.html

Need a lodge or a ride?

If you need a ride or someone to host you or if you are willing to drive or let someone sleep on your couch, please feel free to join this Facebook group:

Triangle Tango Ride Share & Hosting
(http://www.facebook.com/groups/275765855845562/).

This is a closed Facebook group, meaning those who are interested must send a request to join the group. Once you’re in, you may post your request to the group’s wall. Posts to the wall can only be seen by members of the group. Like other Facebook groups, members will receive notifications when others have posted to the wall.

Please spread the word about this new service for Triangle Tango members!

Talk A Tango – The Bandoneon – Part III,

Anibal Troilo “Pichuco”, also known as “El Gordo” (the fat man), was an icon of the greatest period of tango music and his name remains a symbol of both Tango and Buenos Aires. Troilo was a great bandoneón player, conductor, and composer. He inspired and continues inspiring generations of tango musicians around the world.

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Talk A Tango – The Bandoneon – Part I,

“Each 11 of July is celebrated as the National Day of the Bandoneón As homage to the birthday of anÍbal Troilo” …

Thus read a headline on a major Argentine newspaper last week. Neither Troilo’s name nor the instrument that contributed to his rising as one of the greatest tango personalities are foreign words to tango dancers around the world.  But not many tango lovers know the history of the “tango wind box”. So, let’s take advantage of the summer hiatus of our classic TALK A TANGO column to examine the major technical and historic features of the instrument considered the “soul” of tango music.

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