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


From Spanish milonga (Wiktionary)


  • 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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