Monday, August 15, 2011

Canto popular open the World Tango Festival and Buenos Aires 2011

Buenos Aires, Argentina, concerts, dance and skills constitute the great party of the urban music of Buenos Aires in the 2011 edition of World Tango Festival and Buenos Aires that from tomorrow until August 30 to become the capital of Argentina in 2x4 Mecca.

The festival will begin Tuesday with a popular opening milonga starring Maria Nieves and Los Reyes del Tango at the Center of Exhibitions of Buenos Aires neighborhood of Recoleta, which will also have the tangos of Astor Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer performed by Amelita Baltar.

The Festival and Tango Dance World of Buenos Aires has many activities, shows and exhibitions covering various disciplines related to urban music in its various offices spread throughout the capital.

"Tango is part of the identity of Buenos Aires and in these four years was essential for all the support and encouragement we have given a strategy together with all the tango community. The statement by the UNESCO cultural heritage of tango humanity is a pride for us and also articulates our milongueros heritage and is a projection into the future, "said Minister of Culture of Buenos Aires, Hernan Lombardi.

The permanent display of Tango Buenos Aires 2011 will be dedicated to Carlos Gardel, the most important exhibition ever held around the figure of "Creole Thrush" with more than 500 objects between possessions, photographs, records and documents of the singer.

There will also be made milongas, dance classes, lectures and exhibitions of films. Be provided in other venues and concerts will be held on World Dance.

Among the leading figures participating in this year's festival highlights Leopoldo Federico, Horacio Salgán Orchestra, Ruben Rada, Nestor Marconi, Julio Pane, Gabriel Misse, Esteban Morgado, Jairo, Pablo Agri, Viceversa, Juan Carlos Copes, Ultratango, "Pipi" Piazzolla, El Arranque, Raul Lavie, Horacio Ferrer, Alberto Podesta, María Graña, Atilio Stampone and Ana Maria Stekelman, among others.

More than 400 pairs of Argentina and many other countries will compete in both world titles in the categories of Salon Tango and Stage Tango.

The World Dance Festival and managed to install and August as the month of tango in Buenos Aires for four years, bringing together both events and disseminate their performance in key points to attract tourists from abroad 2x4 enthusiasts. The 2010 edition was able to convene more than 350 000 people.

Source: Tribuna de San Luis

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