VivaTango Newsletter – May 26th   

May will close out with live music by prestigious musicians this Thursday. Plan your Tango week around this Thursday event. Read about the musicians’ accomplishments below, and then read on to see the event highlights for June.

Live music by Emiliano Messiez and Leandro Ragusa on May 26th, Plus DJ Kerry Kay will play tandas between live sets.

Emiliano was the pianist for the hit Broadway and London show “Forever Tango”, a show that has been seen by more than 8 million people around the world. He has also served as the music director and pianist for the successful shows “Impact” and “Tango Buenos Aires”, and he is the creator of “Barolo Tango,” a live tango show based in Argentina. Leandro, bandoneonist, is on tour from Buenos Aires. He performs at major tango festivals. Emiliano and Leandro will be performing at the Philadelphia Tango Festival (as members of the Orquesta Tipica Messiez) on Sunday June 5th. They also released (as part of the quartet) a new album of Tango music this past October, just before their last performance at VivaTango. Kerry Kay will DJ this milonga as well as the June 5th milonga with Orquesta Tipica Messiez at the Philadelphia Tango Festival.

Milonga starts at 7:00 and live music starts at 8:30. Cost $25. All dancers must show proof of full vaccination on their first visit. Masks are recommended, but are optional. EVENT LINK

June Events Preview!

June will feature two live music events plus great DJs and Lessons

June 2nd, The Phalidelphia Tango Festival kicks off. There will not be an event at VivaTango on that night. We hope many of you will attend the festival.

June 9th will feature a milonga hosted by DJ Ozgur. This will be Oz’s DJ debut at VivaTango, but many of you have already danced to his DJing in NYC and Philly. The evening will also feature a lesson taught by Iwona and Pablo.

June 16th will feature live music by Juan Villarreal and Patricio Crom who will be featured musicians at the Philadelphia Tango Festival.

June 23rd will feature Helen Wang hosting the milonga and lesson at VivaTango.

June 30th Is VivaTango’s traditional end of the month live music. Musician details TBD. Our world traveling DJ MayoK aka Urszula will be DJing between live music sets.

News Flash

Ricardo Stella died this past week in Buenos Aires. Ricardo danced at VivaTango for many years and at Black Cat Tango before that. He was an important part of the Tango spirit in Princeton for the past two decades, and is known to many of you. The VivaTango Tango Family will miss Ricardo. There will be a local memorial service at a date TBD. Ricardo was 85 years old. I expect to have more information to share at our May 26th event.