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  • n. A form of music originating in Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil


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From Spanish milonga


  • I loved the word milonga, which means a kind of music, a style of dance, and a regular event—a rendezvous where people dance tango together.

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  • Like a floating craps game, a milonga is a communion that resides not so much in a physical place, or a time, but in a gathering of souls.

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  • The social, called a milonga in Argentine tango communities, is an opportunity for people to experience first hand the culture of the local Argentine Tango community, brought to you at RPI.


  • (The milonga is the place where people go to dance tango.)

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  • "As a little child I had to study different forms of dances, and early on understood that artistic work and the stage were disciplines in and of themselves, but the 'milonga' and the dance of the dance floor come embedded in me from another source: my home," Hills says.

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  • 'Diferente' by Gotan Project shows how you might find tango danced today in a Buenos Aires milonga.

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  • This was Tango Night, the Thursday night milonga that Munir had inaugurated.

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  • You'll also find a pool room, dining room, pipe-smokers' lounge, concert room which hosts jazz gigs and milonga classes, and a permanent exhibition of pipes in various stages of manufacture.

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  • Avoid over-priced restaurant tango shows and hit the milonga circuit, to see glammed-up locals and visitors dance in a sweaty trance at Salon Canning Scalabrini Ortiz 1331, +54 114 832 6753.

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  • An added bonus is the public session before each show where the audience is invited on to the stage for a milonga, during which the lucky few get to be partnered by the professionals.

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  • From a novel set (mostly) in Buenos Aires in 1913-1920:, this is a flashback to, probably late 19th century:

    in Buenos Aires . . . music rapped and hummed on every corner . . . payadas, sung by pairs of country men who knew the life of gauchos and horses and lassos and dirt, who battled each other through song, . . .; habaneras, sparked by sailors freshly arrived from Cuba . . .; milongas, those fast joyful songs that could fill a filthy alley with dancers more quickly than honey could draw flies; and candombe, the music of black people whose ancestors had come in ships from Africa, shackled, enslaved, and who now lived among the immigrants, . . . with the most incredible music, . . . music played on drums built with cast-off barrels, whose rhythms interlocked to form a tight vast sound. There was no melody. In Europe it would have been called noise. But candombe had a potency that hit him in his belly, and in depths he hadn't known about.
    Carolina de Robertis, The Gods of Tango (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), pp. 115-16

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