AOTANGO & Milonga at Auckland Museum

An opportunity for members of our Tango Communities
to dance to fantastic live tango music at a unique venue.

6:30pm till 9:30pm at the Auckland Museum.

Social tango dancing will be encouraged by all milongueros present.

As well as their normal repertoire of Nuevo Tango music by Astor Piazzolla and others, AOTANGO will be performing tango dance music, including arrangements of well known music of the orquestas of Juan D’Arienzo, Carlos Di Sarli, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese and others.

Social dancing to DJ-Stephan’s music is scheduled from 6:30pm to 7:15pm, to be followed by the AOTANGO concert, then social dancing to AOTANGO’s live “Golden Age” repertoire through till 9:30pm.

National Tango Day is celebrated in Argentina on December 11. This date was chosen to commemorate the birthdays of two men known for their contribution to promoting Argentine tango: Carlos Gardel and Julio de Caro.

The two men had a great impact on the development and popularization of Argentine tango. Carlos Gardel was a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer, and actor while Julio de Caro was a prominent Argentine composer, musician, and conductor.

The celebration of Tango Day was officially promoted to the national level by the Argentine government in the year 1977.


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