Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Tango Awaits, This Saturday at 9 PM

If you get our email newsletter, read our events calendar or look at our event wall, you know we have an evening of tango coming up this Saturday, July 25th, from 9 to 11 PM.

It's being put together by local musician Jane Hollander. It's a Boswell After Hours event, and the admission is $10, which goes to the organizers, paying for some of the expenses of putting this together. For example, a wooden floor needed to be rented as the store is carpeted. Dancing on carpet? No, not good.

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect, but there is a lot of enthuiasm for this. Mostly I'm just staying out of the way.
In a Buenos Aires bookstore, I'm told you might a whole section of books filled with tango lyrics. Milwaukee, not so much. Here are some titles that might be of interest:

Tango: An Argentine Love Story, by Camille Cusumano

Tango: The Art History of Love, by Robert Thompson

On a Hoof and a Prayer, by Polly Evans (an Argentine travel narrative with a small tango session)

Selected Nonfictions, by Jorge Luis Borges (I'm told by Jim Higgins at the Journal Sentinel that there is a wonderful essay on the history of tango in here).

And I'm sorry I'm not linking to the website yet. The credit card option isn't working yet and we don't have our inventory uploaded. So much to do!

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