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The underground tango in Bs As.

Almagro, Argentina

Experience hosted by Florencia

3 hoursHosted in Spanish, English and Portuguese
Committed to safety
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and tickets

What you'll do

We are in the plaza almagro, heart of the city, where I will briefly tell you the history of the neighborhood and its relationship with tango.

Then, we will go to an old still life (founded more than 110 years ago!), Where we will have the opportunity to listen to tango musicians perform some of the best known tangos in our repertoire.

How does tango appear in Argentina? Where are you from? Did you know that the first recorded tango was in 1897? And that during the first 20 years it was mostly only instrumental?

When the show is over, I will tell you about the music we listen to. I am going to explain to you what lunfardo is and what the lyrics of the tangos speak about. They will also understand why the golden age was from 1940 to 1960.

Having finished the show, we will go to a milonga. We will go to an emblematic place of the city of Buenos Aires. A place where young, adults, and not so young frequent to dance tango and "milonguear". It is not a tourist space. The majority of people who will see dancing are not professionals, but they are people who practice this dance as it was done in this city during the last 140 years!
You will be free to enter the dance floor; it is not necessary to "know"; but be encouraged to hug your partner and dance to the sound of music.
Other things to note
In the experience we will travel on foot a journey of 400m, therefore, I recommend contemplating the climatic conditions to adjust the shelter to each situation!

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We are in the plaza almagro, heart of the city, where I will briefly tell you the history of the neighborhood and its relationship with tango.

Then, we will go to an old still life (founded more than 110 years ago!), Where we will have the opportunity to listen to tango musicians perform some of the best known tangos in our repertoire.

How does tango appear in Argentina? Where are you from? Did you know that the first record…

What's included

  • Drinks
    1 glass of wine
  • Tickets

Meet your host, Florencia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 15 Reviews
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I am a technician in popular music and I am currently very close to finishing the superior teaching staff in guitar (Orientation tango) of the Superior Conservatory "Manuel de falla". I integrate the Tango Orchestra of the Manuel de falla conservatory and other groups together with tango singers.

During the week I work as a music teacher in a high school, I attend classes in the afternoons and in the evenings, I usually enjoy the various tango shows in the neighborhood.
 Basically I live in almagro for this reason: Here the spirit of tango, although modified, seems to have survived since the SXIX!

My proposal includes not only a landscape look of tango; I intend to convey a little of the knowledge that I was accumulating during my last 10 years when I began to internalize in this world!
I am a technician in popular music and I am currently very close to finishing the superior teaching staff in guitar (Orientation tango) of the Superior Conservatory "Manuel de falla". I integrate the Tango Orchestra of the Manuel de falla conservatory and other groups together with tango singers.

During the week I work as a music teacher in a high school, I attend classes in the afternoons and in the evenings, I usually enjoy the various tango shows in the neighborhood.
 Basicall…
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Where you'll be

We will visit two places where tango happens REAL and EVERYDAY in the lives of us Buenos Aires!
A tango bar, where in addition to the scheduled show, local musicians gather to play until late at night and receive singers of all ages who inaugurated the "open microphone" more than 80 years ago.
A milonga where young people and adults meet to share the love for dancing, and seems to have stayed in time!
Jênifer
December 2019
Uma experiência incrível e inigualável. O verdadeiro tango e milonga underground com uma explicação embasada sobre a música local. A anfitriã fala português muito bem e isso fez total diferença! Visitamos 2 lugares que ficarão pra sempre em minha memória.
Uma experiência incrível e inigualável. O verdadeiro tango e milonga underground com uma explicação embasada sobre a música local. A anfitriã fala português muito bem e isso fez to…
Ariane
December 2019
Melhor maneira de se conhecer o tango genuíno, não turístico. Os lugares são realmente undergrounds, é bom ir de mente aberta, hahaha. Florencia sabe muito sobre o assunto, tem um português impecável, se preocupa com o bem-estar de todes e é muito parceira.
Melhor maneira de se conhecer o tango genuíno, não turístico. Os lugares são realmente undergrounds, é bom ir de mente aberta, hahaha. Florencia sabe muito sobre o assunto, tem um…
Artur
November 2019
Como nós ficamos mais tempo no primeiro local, vou comentar somente sobre este. É realmente “underground” e para pessoas com alguma cultura artística. Uma vivência com amantes do tango em um ambiente autêntico, intimista e acolhedor. Os músicos são muitos bons. As apresentações são totalmente acústicas. É maravilhoso ouvir uma música tão boa sem intermediação de microfones e amplificadores. O público é parte do espetáculo. Uma energia fantástica. Minha gratidão à Florência, aos músicos, aos proprietários e aos frequentadores que estiveram conosco no lado B (pátio interno onde se pode tocar e fumar nos intervalos das apresentações).
Como nós ficamos mais tempo no primeiro local, vou comentar somente sobre este. É realmente “underground” e para pessoas com alguma cultura artística. Uma vivência com amantes do t…
Frank
October 2019
Encontramos a Florencia no local indicado. Ela fala português muito bem, morou na minha cidade (Florianópolis). Caminhamos cerca de 10min pela praça conversando sobre o bairro e em seguida já fomos a Boliche de Roberto onde estava acontecendo uma incrível e pitoresca apresentação de tango. Totalmente acústica. Lugar simples, mas com grande energia. Em seguida fomos à uma milonga também pitoresca e feita com materiais recicláveis. Realmente muito underground e diferente do tudo o que já fiz nas outras 6 vezes que estive na capital Argentina.
Encontramos a Florencia no local indicado. Ela fala português muito bem, morou na minha cidade (Florianópolis). Caminhamos cerca de 10min pela praça conversando sobre o bairro e em…
Paulo
October 2019
Experiência única, nunca chegaríamos a fazer e ver tudo por iniciativa pronta, quando se diz underground.... é mesmo underground, recomendo, ainda bem que não fiquei tentado em contratar aqueles shows de tango para turistas muito artificiais e pouco genuínos.
Experiência única, nunca chegaríamos a fazer e ver tudo por iniciativa pronta, quando se diz underground.... é mesmo underground, recomendo, ainda bem que não fiquei tentado em con…
Joseph
October 2019
We never would have found one of the locations we we went to, it is definitely off the beaten track but the ambience was terrific. Lots of history about the city, and tango of course is included in this experience. If you want to spend a night enjoying an area of the city where tourists don't go (but you will still feel safe) to observe (and dance if you like) tango, this is a great experience for you.
We never would have found one of the locations we we went to, it is definitely off the beaten track but the ambience was terrific. Lots of history about the city, and tango of cour…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Money for drinks and / or food!