A not to be missed event exclusively in London! A unique opportunity to experience Argentine Tango music played live by a contemporary tango orchestra.
La Juan D'Arienzo
and introducing "Los Milonguitas"
21 May 2017 York Hall
The ten-piece orchestra, La Juan D'Arienzo, famous in all the milongas of Buenos Aires and around the world will be in London for a massive milonga and DOUBLE LIVE CONCERT also introducing the fastest rising tango trio from Argentina: "Los Milonguitas"!
Tickets are available for those who wish to take part in the dancing and also for those who would like to only watch the performance.
Opened in 1929 by the Duke of York, initially as public baths, York Hall is a beautiful neo-Georgian grade II listed building.
York Hall provides the biggest sprung oak floor without pillars in London.
The main hall alone provides over 550m2 of floorspace, with ample space for seating, socialising and dancing.
DJ: Osvaldo Miranda
Osvaldo Miranda was one of the initiators of the historical milonga at "The Dome" in Tufnell Park and its resident DJ for almost 15 years before he moved back to Buenos Aires where he's been DJ'ing ever since. This May Osvaldo is back to London for this unique event and he's in a party mood!
High-end professional sound
We consider sound quality as perhaps the most important factor in such an event.
We have, therefore, employed the services of an industry leader in professional concert sound systems with experience in organising some of the biggest concerts in the country.
Intelligent sound management
The chosen high-end sound system is a state-of-the-art intelligent array using automated optimisation to deliver the high quality of sound on the dancefloor while at the site time delivering a clear, high quality sound at the balcony above, with minimum interference from the dancefloor below.
The sound system will be managed and continually reconfigured as necessary by professional sound engineers to ensure the highest possible sound quality.
Fully licenced venue
The venue runs a fully-licensed bar which serves snacks, wine and spirits.
Great South-American food
There will be a number of dishes available including empanadas (meat & vegetarian), hot dogs & hamburgers and mixed rice (vegetarian) as well as a selection of pre-booked only servings of picada (meat plate) or tapas (vegetarian plate).
Easy to reach by road
Via M1, A1(M), M25 (Heathrow or Gatwick ) or M11 (Stansted ) via A10, A406, A12
This will be a unique experience for tango addicts who love dancing to the music of Juan D'Arienzo but also a new experience for the general audience, who will be immersed in an astounding audio and visual experience – seated at balcony level and able to enjoy the performance of the orchestra whilst also watching from above hundreds of dancers dancing the Argentine Tango in the dance floor below.
Tangueando is an Argentine Tango Dance School and events organiser based in Cambridge.
Our goal is to spread knowledge and understanding of Argentine Tango and the culture behind it, so that its rich cultural heritage can be better understood. In this way, through the music and dance of Tango, we hope to build a cultural bridge between the UK and Argentina and connect with each-other within the tango embrace.
La Juan D'Arienzo
La Juan D'Arienzo Tango Orchestra comprises an exciting new generation of tango musicians and was formed in 2012 with the aim of keeping alive the unmistakable style of the composer Juan D'Arienzo.
It is also the only tango orchestra which owns the original scores of Juan D'Arienzo (through his grandson, the leader of Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'Arienzo) and which stays true to the Juan D'Arienzo style.
The orchestra, which comprises four bandoneons, four violins, a double bass and a piano, released their first CD, "Cortando Clavos", in September 2014.
In 2014, the orchestra toured part of Europe and Brazil; it has already visited Asia this year and is preparing a new European tour for the second half of 2015. In a very short period of time, the orchestra has become a worldwide success.
They are now about to undertake their second European Tour, during which they will act as Argentine cultural ambassadors for the art of tango, which has been designated as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
We believe La Orquesta La Juan D'Arienzo to be one of the most important, influential and contemporary expressions of what Juan D'Arienzo himself loved: his own culture.
Los Milonguitas are a tango trio with the a clear target: they want to make everyone dance and fill the dance floor!
Influenced by the great orchestras of the Golden Age (Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, Caló), they have adapted some of their versions to the trio fulfilling the interpretative needs of the milongueros, true protagonists of the dance. They also have created their own repertoire.
Since 2014, Los Milonguitas have been constantly elaborating and developing their repertoire, in milongas porteñas in Buenos Aires, defining their musical choices in line with the style of the most prestigious milongueros, making theirs the advice of dance professors and internationally recognised DJs. The new compositions which are part of the repertoire are inspired by the contemporary world of Buenos Aires milongas which vary from classic to the more informal and transgressive ones. The musical trajectory of the founding members, the pianist Pablo Murgier, the bandoneonist Simone Tolomeo and the double-bass player Alessio Menegolli, allows them to offer interesting and innovative arrangements, influenced as much by the Argentinian popular music as by jazz or rock. Their first album "Los Milonguitas I" (of imminent release) reflects the way they perform in the milongas porteñas, in tandas with cortinas. Los Milonguitas are on their first European tour from March to June 2017.