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April 26, 2008

Tango Groove Party

On Saturday, April 26, we are throwing yet another party at Candelabra Studio from 10PM to the wee hours of the morning. 1517 Central Ave in Northeast Minneapolis, on Central Ave, 4 blocks north of Broadway, across from Diamond's Lounge. Candelabra is in a warehouse space and does not have a sign. Look for the Antique Store just north of the railroad tracks. Plenty of free parking in front. $8 wine and munchies available.

You may be wondering what a "Tango Groove Party" is. We pretty much made it up. We want to have a party where we play the music we love to play, which may or may not overlap with the music many dancers prefer for dancing. So we are going to host our own event where we get into a groove and tango our tango to places we usually don't go. Expect slow Piazzolla milongas, Flamenco-tinged tango, groovy bossas and sad Klezmer waltzes. Expect cutting edge recorded Electro Tango and Tango Nuevo straight outta Buenos Aires. Expect a laid-back party atmosphere in an dimly lit warehouse space. Expect a crowded hardwood dance floor.

When I was in Buenos Aries last July, I went to several "Milongas Ocultas" or "Hidden Milongas". The Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro has converted an old garage space in Palermo into a giant tango club with a live milonga every Wednesday night. Astillero has a loft space in San Telmo that where they throw a milonga/concert/happening every Thursday. They usually have 2 or 3 bands open for them and they take the stage at 2 AM. These 2 bands pretty much define the avant-guard of acoustic tango music today. We want to mix this up with Candelabra's loft-party vibe and create our own alternative tango venue in Minneapolis.


Posted by bbarnes at April 26, 2008 12:56 PM