Argentine Tango

Podcast Episode 112 is now online

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My guest today has been dancing tango for over 30 years. In the 80s, she was one of the first Europeans to study Tango in Buenos Aires. In 1986, she opened one of the first tango studios in Berlin.

Famous for being not only a tango dancer and teacher, today's guest is also highly respected for her skills in teacher training. Every year she travels to dozens of cities all over the world to give workshops, and also organizes a variety of intensive tango retreats.

Let's meet Brigitta Winkler...

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Podcast Episode 111 is now online

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Episode 111 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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Originally from Argentina, today's guest has been living in the US since 1980 and is currently based in New York City. He is a world renown bassist, composer, and music producer. Also Grammy-Award Winner, he is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on traditional and contemporary tango.

He has recorded and performed with a number of other well-known musicians, including Pablo Ziegler, Raul Juarena, Yo-Yo Ma, Shakira, Lalo Schifrin, the New World Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and many others. Today's guest is also an active researcher and educator, producing programs for the Lincoln Center Institute, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, and Arts Connection in New York City. On top of that, he has been a guest lecturer at universities such as Yale, Harvard, and UCLA.

His contributions to the world of tango have been nothing short of amazing, and it's an honor to have him on the show.

Let's meet Pablo Aslan...

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Podcast Episode 110 is now online

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Episode 110 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today has been dancing tango for over a decade. Having spent several years in Buenos Aires, he's studied and analyzed a number of different styles. He's focused on social dancing, and is known for placing a lot of his teaching focus on movement and technique. Currently, he's managing the well-known Oxygen Tango group in Los Angeles...

Let's meet Dave Lampson...

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Podcast Episode 106 is now online!

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My guest today has been teaching and performing tango for over 20 years. He has earned a number of international awards and prizes, and has received worldwide recognition for his dedication to developing tango workshops and events outside of Argentina. He has performed at a number of prestigious tango institutions, such as The Argentine Academy of Tango, Cambalache International Tango Festival, Caminito Tango Show, Club Sunderland, and many others. He has given classes, seminars, and performances in multiple countries such as Turkey, Holland, Germany, Italy, and Latvia. In 2013, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA, where he continues to teach and perform.

This episode will feature Daniel Arias, who will be joining us with his wife, Laura Mingo. Unfortunately, my Spanish is a little rusty today so I'm very grateful for Laura's assistance in translating. We'll also hear from Laura, who is a very well known tango organizer in the LA area, as well as a tango photographer.

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Laura's FB page
La milonguita FB page
Mingotography FB page

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Podcast Episode 105 is now online

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My guest today started dancing at age 3. During her childhood, she took up ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. Her passion for dance continued to evolve, and she would go on to spend several eventful years as a professional ballroom dancer. She won a good number of championships, and retired from competition in 2003 (the same year she earned her PhD). A few years later, she relocated to Seattle, Washington.

Although she had experience with Argentine Tango at various moments in her life, it took some time to develop a passion for that dance. When that happened, she found herself making multiple trips to Buenos Aires. While in BA, she not only immersed herself in studying the dance, but also came away with a number of eye-opening experiences.

Today, she is a professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she teaches studio and academic classes. As an educator, she specializes in cross-cultural topics involving dance, and has published numerous articles and books on tango, ballroom, salsa, rumba, and swing. And she has a lot of other exciting ideas in the pipeline...

Let's meet Juliet McMains...

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U of Washington webpage

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Podcast Episode 104 is now online

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Episode 104 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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Harmonica virtuoso Joe Powers was back in town last weekend, so I thought it'd be a good time to catch up with him and record a spontaneous episode. We discussed some tango topics that we didn't cover the last time he was on the show, such as the additional skill sets necessary to be a successful musician, work ethic, and how to not be a total prick once you become famous. Enjoy!

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Podcast Episode 95 is now online

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My guest today has been dancing all her life, having started at the age of 6 with the world-famous San Francisco School of Ballet. She has experience with jazz, modern, competitive ballroom, flamenco, hula, and theater dance. Having participated in many productions, spent spent years touring with a number of famous musical artists, including Liza Minelli. 

She's been reviewed by the NY Times as a choreographer for off-broadway productions, and she also helped choreograph live-televised events, such as Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. On top of that, today's guest has appeared in major network TV programs, Films, commercials, and fashion magazines. 

Of course, along the way, she discovered Argentine Tango and has participated in events and workshops all over the world. 

Let's meet Michelle Lamb...

Michelle will be teaching at the 2019 Windy City Tango Festival in Chicago - You can find out about her here: Windy City Tango Festival - About Michelle

Podcast Episode 92 is now online

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Episode 92 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is Mark Word. He's a clinical social worker who's passionate about helping victims of psychological trauma. Much of his experience also stems from the military, where he functioned as a Behavioral Health officer with the 101st Airborne Division. Before falling in love with tango, Mark was a professional musician, spent a number of years living in Europe, and also developed a passion for languages. 

Mark combines his expertise as a mental health professional with tango to explore the healing effects of tango, and has some fascinating answers for us...

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Podcast Episode 81 is now online

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Episode 81 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!

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My guests today are Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda based in San Francisco, CA. They have taught all over the world, and are known for their clear and enthusiastic teaching style. They teach regularly at several venues in the Bay Area, such as Milonga Genesis, the Great Northern, The Beat over in Berkeley, and the Stanford Tango Club.

They are also organizers of the renown San Francisco Tango Marathon. Felipe has also DJ’d at a number of big-name events, including festivals and milongas in Portland, Denver, Washington DC, Fort Bragg, New York, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, and many others.

Podcast Episode 75 is now online

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Episode 75 is now online!
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For this episode, we're doing things a little differently and it'll be a treat if you're really into tango music; we’re going to focus on the inner workings of a tango music group. My guests are Maxfield Wollam-Fisher and Brett Lemley. They are part of Da Capo Tango Ensemble, based in Washington, DC. It's another fun, eye-opening conversation...


Podcast Episode 74 is now online

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My guest today started his tango journey in Portland, Oregon back in 2000. In 2014 he moved to Boston, and went on a tour that took him throughout the US, as well as China and Taiwan. In 2016, he and his then-partner Tilly Kimm won the US Tango de Pista Championships. As of 2018, he is based in Chicago and continues traveling to give workshops and to teach at various festivals.

Let's meet Adam Cornett...

Podcast Episode 70 is now online

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Episode 70 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is the director of the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. She started dancing tango in 1999, and as tango inevitably took over her life, she eventually left her job and moved to Buenos Aires where she stayed for 3 years. In 2006 she began working with Andres Amarilla, and since then she has traveled the world teaching and performing.

Today's guest is also the director of the Philly Tango Fest, and hosts the radio show Tango Stories.

Let's meet Meredith Klein...

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Podcast Episode 69 is now online

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Episode 69 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today grew up around creative arts and performance. She frequently travels throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Buenos Aires to teach, and she has worked incredibly hard to build up tango communities in Boston and Western Massachusetts. 

She has studied with a number of world famous tango instructors, and is also a well-known DJ. She has participated in and helped organize numerous festivals and marathons, including regular tango tours in Buenos Aires. 

Let's meet Veronika Kruta: Listen here

Podcast Episode 62 is now online!

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Podcast Episode 62 is now online!

My guest today began her tango career in Portland, Oregon. She has danced and taught all over the world, and spent a total of two years living and breathing tango in Buenos Aires. 

Now based in San Francisco, she continues to teach and organize events. A highly versatile follower and leader, today's guest is known for instructing her students how to connect with the music and adapt to a variety of social tango styles. 

Let's meet Jennifer Olson...

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Podcast Episode 60 is now online!

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Episode 60 of Joe's Tango Podcast is now online!

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My guest today is originally from Buenos Aires, but is now based in Chicago, Illinois. He's been teaching and performing for over a decade, having studied with a variety of tango maestros. He and his partner have been invited to teach at a number of major festivals in North America, and was once part of the exclusive staff of La Viruta (the most famous milonga in Buenos Aires). And I should add that he's also a phenomenal DJ.

With a very clear and personable teaching style, he's very well-known for his method of easily communicating important tango fundamentals.

Let's meet Hernan Prieto!

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More on Hernan and his partner Daniela here:

Website: https://www.danielayhernan.net/

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Podcast Episode 57 is now online!

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My guest today is one of Seattle's most experienced dance instructors. She's been teaching full time there for over 20 years, and was one of the first Tango teachers to be established in the area. In addition to Argentine Tango, she also specializes in Salsa and West Coast Swing. She's well versed not only with social dancing, but also with performance and choreography.

Let's meet Michelle Badion...

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Podcast Episode 56 is now online!

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Episode 56 of Joe's Tango Podcast is now online!

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My guest is an internationally acclaimed tango instructor and performer. He's also a writer, and author of the ebook Tango FAQs and Facts Book. Although he was born in Greece, he is now based out of Toronto, Canada. He has an extensive academic background in ergophysiology and biochemistry, and much of his research is dance related.

In 2003, he was nominated with the "unique research and best poster presentation award" during the International Congress of Physical Education and Sport (ICPES). But long before his days in academia, today's guest has been dancing since he was a teenager, and also has a solid background in Latin and Ballroom dance. It wouldn't be long before he'd fell in love with tango, and he started his professional career in 2006.

Let's meet Pablito Greco...

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Podcast Episode 54 is now online!

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Episode 54 of Joe's Tango Podcast is now online!

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My guest today is based out of Seattle, WA and has been teaching tango at the Belltown Studio there since 2012. After falling in love with tango, he pursued this passion and trained with a number of well-known professionals. He has taught and performed internationally at many cultural events and milongas. Let's meet Koa Hons...

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Podcast Episode 44 is now online!

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Episode 44 of Joe's Tango Podcast is now online!

In this episode, we'll meet Lorena Dumas-Guntner. She's the organizer of the renowned New Orleans Tango Festival, and has a lot of great information to share.

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Podcast Episode 37 now online!

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Episode 37 of Joe's Tango Podcast is now online!

In this episode, I got to interview Korey Ireland. He's a professional composer, tango instructor, and bandoneón player based in Berlin, Germany.

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