Apparently the city of Buenos Aires has solved all its problems and is now closing tango venues lacking fire sprinkler systems:
El gobierno porteño clausuró una de las milongas más famosas del mundo
La milonga conocida como Sunderland, y que ahora lleva el nombre de Malena, no pudo abrir sus puertas como lo hace desde principios del siglo pasado debido a una disposición del gobierno de Mauricio Macri. [My translation:] Buenos Aires’s government shut down one of the world’s most famous milongas
The Sunderland milonga, now named Malena, could not open its doors as it had for nearly a century due to Mauricio Macri’s government ruling. The restaurant and bar operations are not closed.
The venue also hosts basketball, soccer, rollerskating and martial arts activities. They won’t be able to resume until the fire sprinkler system is fully operative.
Last month the city also shut down the Sin Rumbo milonga.
I was at Sunderland on a Saturday night, where hundreds of older local couples dressed up to dance great tango. Here are Flaco Dany and Silvina showing how it’s done:
Mario Bournissen & Laura Rusconi performing to Roberto Goyeneche’s Viejo ciego, a most difficult song to dance to.
Congratulations to Mario and Laura on their upcoming wedding.
An audience of 200,000 turned out in Buenos Aires for the “La vida es una milonga” show designed by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.
Here’s D’Arienzo’s orchestration of La cumparsita, performed live,
I couldn’t find the name of the orchestra.
The late Andrea Missé dances with Javier Rodríguez “La Tupungatina” at the 2011 Taipei Tango Festival.
Dancing to Duerme, mi amor by Carlos Di Sarli
No one does a better molinete.