Coming July 23: Teaming up with the Embassy of Uruguay to provide Ottawa a Taste of Tango

The Embassy of Uruguay will be hosting Uruguay Day as part of the Ottawa Welcomes the World initiative. They have invited us to participate, so it will be a busy afternoon of tango at the Horticulture Buildling at Lansdowne Park.

(If you didn’t already know, tango is not solely a Argentinian invention. There’s a long history of tango in Uruguay, and many important figures in tango’s history, such as Francisco Canaro, were Uruguayan. Click here to read a short article about how Uruguay and Argentina teamed up in 2009 to bid for tango’s UNESCO Cultural Intangible status.)

  • 3:30 – 4:15 PM: Free tango lesson with Francis and brigitte
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM: A short milonga
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM: Dance on live tango music of the uruguayan singer Elbio Fernandez
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM: A performance by the Friends of the NAC Orchestra to celebrate the centennial of “La Cumparsita”

It will be an all-day immersion into Uruguayan culture, with food and wine tastings, a soccer clinic, and candombe later in the evening.

Of course, we will be heading back to 317 Chapel Street, and there will be a Sunday Práctica as usual at 7:00 PM.

See you on the dance floor!

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