The book describes the milongas that have stood the test of time and then organizes them for easy viewing and use. These are the hot spots where milongueros as well as seasoned visitors go to dance. The guide also discusses what to pack before you go, what to expect and look for at the milongas, where to get information about what is happening in the world of tango in BsAs, and where to go to hear the music sung by, and for, Porteños. This guide also explores the barrios that have contributed to the tango history of BsAs as well as the studios, clubs, bars, restaurants, museums, theaters, cultural centers and shops/vendors (most very affordable) that cater to tango lovers, sometimes unwittingly. To help the traveler understand the Spanish that predominates in the studios where tango is taught, and in the restaurants and shops, the book includes the translation into Spanish of pivotal words and phrases.
“Tango Lover’s Guide to Buenos Aires: Insights and Recommendations” will enable the reader to hit the ground dancing within the first 24 hours. Readers will also be able to:
Each month this website creates a comprehensive and chronological listing of tango events within BsAs, available to tango lovers. They are pulled from the various websites, news coverage, and e-mails received by the author in her quest to stay on top of the BsAs tango scene while back at home in NY. The web page also updates information that has changed since the book's publication.
Follow your passion! Begin your tango odyssey from home and begin it now! Let the book guide your steps when you arrive in BsAs and then let it fuel your memory once you return home.