Tango culture

April 8, 2019

Tango & the Rose in Mouth Stereotype (part 2/2)

By |April 8th, 2019|

A red rose between the teeth of a follower is one of the most, if not the most iconic image (and stereotypes) associated with tango. But where on Earth did it come from?... (part 2/2)

Tango & the Rose in Mouth Stereotype (part 1/2)

By |April 5th, 2019|

A red rose between the teeth of a follower is one of the most, if not the most iconic image (and stereotypes) associated with tango. But where on Earth did it come from?... (part 1/2)

February 27, 2019

Muddled about milonga?

By |February 27th, 2019|

What is Milonga?

Well, what isn’t Milonga? It actually has several meanings, all fairly closely related. Milonga is a genre of music, as well as a type of dance and a type of dance event. Have we lost you yet? I don’t blame you; let’s break it down.

A Summer night at la Parrilla, Buenos Aires

By |February 19th, 2019|

From Nathalie, Tanguito's correspondent in Buenos Aires

Flight BA0245 dropped me in Buenos Aires on January 19. Argentinians like to do things big. Big steaks. Strong Malbec. Sickeningly sweet dulce de leche (sorry amigos, we love you to bits but we think our Nutella tastes better than your dulce de leche). Melancholy tangos that grab you by the heart and won’t let you go. Sizzling hot summers.

November 28, 2017

Learn lunfardo, the slang from Buenos Aires!

By |November 28th, 2017|

Learn Buenos Aires slang (called lunfardo), used in most tango songs. Impress your partners with your command of lunfardo!

What is a cabeceo?

By |November 3rd, 2017|

The ‘cabeceo’ (a focused and precise nod used in Buenos Aires...

October 20, 2017

15 unspoken rules at a milonga (3/3)

By |October 20th, 2017|

Whether you’ve been to a Milonga before or you’re yet to experience your first one, these tips have been devised especially to fill you in on all the etiquette so that you feel more comfortable and just soak up the lovely atmosphere. Here are the final five tips.

15 unspoken rules at a milonga (2/3)

By |October 18th, 2017|

Tanguito | unspoken rules 2

Whether you’ve been to a Milonga before or you’re yet to experience your first one, these tips have been devised especially to fill you in on all the etiquette so that you feel more comfortable and just soak up the lovely atmosphere. Here are tips 10-15.

15 unspoken rules at a milonga (1/3)

By |October 16th, 2017|

Whether you’ve been to a Milonga before or you’re yet to experience your first one, these tips have been devised especially to fill you in on all the etiquette so that you feel more comfortable and just soak up the lovely atmosphere. Here are the first five tips.

September 14, 2017

Lead or follow?

By |September 14th, 2017|

Lead or follow? As you will know, there’s sometimes more of one gender than another in group lessons and milongas. Rather than an issue, it is, in fact, a great opportunity for men and women to try the other role. What happened back in the days?

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