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Tango: The French Connection

Tango: The French Connection

Tango Stories - The French Connection "Tango Stories: Musical Secrets" is the title of a wonderful book by Michael Lovocah. As the title indicates, there are many great stories about Tango and its history. The interaction between the facts and those oral histories are...

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The BIG FOUR Tango Orchestras

The BIG FOUR Tango Orchestras

Of the more than 20 different tango dance orchestras from the Golden Age, there are four of them that stand out -- often referred to as "The Big Four." Juan D'Arienzo Carlos Di Sarli Anibal Troilo Osvaldo Pugliese So, why these four, and what does that mean when it...

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Tango, Tango, Vals, Tango, Tango Milonga

Tango, Tango, Vals, Tango, Tango Milonga

Have you ever stopped to try and figure out how the DJ goes about planning and playing his or her music for a Milonga?  For those of us who DJ we've likely been paying a bit more attention to such things than the average dancer, and that's OK.  But when I'm dancing at...

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DJ Paul Lohman

(AKA: DJ Pablo)

As a lifelong Minnesotan, Paul discovered that a good hug was important to surviving the winters and thus enthusiastically “embraced” Tango. His love of the dance and of tango music along with his degrees in music combined to create his passion for DJing. He regularly hosts milongas and events in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul including: Milonga Buscándote, Milonga Alquimía, Costa Norte, and Milonga Tango con~Fusion. And he has DJed for numerous other milongas and festivals including: The Maui Embrace, The Colorado Tango Festival, The Twin Cities Tango Marathon (with Sexteto Milonguero), the Heartland Tango Festival and the Tango Teacher Co-op.

Paul also teaches classes in tango musicality focusing on the history of tango music and orchestras.

He is the founder of the Twin Cities “Costa Norte DJ Crew” and Milonga Buscándote

Tango Music and Musicality Classes

    • Tango Dance Music
        Origins, History, and Chronology
    • How Things End
        Identifying Four Orchestras by Their Signature Endings
    • The BIG Four
        An Exploration of the Di Sarli, D’Arienzo, Troilo, and Pugliese Orchestras
    • The Tango Singer
        Three different types of tango singers explained
    • Individual Orchestra Explorations
          Juan D’Arienzo, Carlos Di Sarli, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Fresedo, Francisco Canaro
      • Dancing to D’Arienzo
          The Threes, Fives, Sevens, Nines, and Thirteens