Category Archives: Letters from Buenos Aires

I keep meeting grandchildren of golden years’ artists.

  Within a two-week span I met the grandchildren of Aníbal Troilo (musician), José María Contursi (poet), Homero Expósito (poet), and Osvaldo Fresedo (musician). I Read More

Exhibit “La seducción fatal. Imaginarios eróticos del siglo XIX.”

This excellent exhibit of erotic art devotes a section to tango. It is housed by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. You may ask. Why tango Read More

Professional Buenos Aires’ waiters are phenomenal.

Professional waiters of Buenos Aires inspire lyrics and research (or, they are “phenomenal”) Professional waiters of Buenos Aires have been known for never using their Read More

Beatriz interviews Hector Negro, tango poet. Buenos Aires.

Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores (SADAIC). Lavalle 1547. Buenos Aires. Topic: It is commonly said that tango is a way of life, a code of Read More

Francisco García Jiménez: An approximation to his oeuvre. Academia Nacional del Tango

I cross the steps of Plalacio Carlos Gardel – which houses the Academy, my school since 2008. It was my first exposure to the academic Read More

Gay Milonga. Buenos Aires.

There are several gay milongas in Buenos Aires. This one happens on Fridays at El Beso, the same location of the regular milongas Monday- Sunday. Read More

Exhibit: El Pibe Carlitos. Casa de la Cultura. Buenos Aires.

Events of interest happen everyday in Buenos Aires.  They are widely advertised in free publications. I caught by chance the exhibit “El Pibe Carlitos: Man Read More

Alberto Podestá: Interview followed by performance. Where: Milonga Sueño Porteño

I have the joy of interviewing Alberto Podestá, my friend for seven years. He is one of the few living singers of the “Golden Era” Read More

Rodolfo Mederos – in concert. Torcuato Tasso. Buenos Aires.

I have attended live bandoneon performances of the greatest: Rodolfo Mederos, Julio Pane, Ernesto Baffa, Walter Ríos, Raúl Garello, Néstor Marconi and Gabriel “Chula” Claussi. Read More

Tango history at the Palais de Glace?

This afternoon the skies turned prematurely dark and threatened my leisurely reading of “Mitomanías Argentinas.” Where to find shelter?  I make it (running) to the Palais de Read More

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