Many of you are working hard towards important life goals - And you may be wondering if you're on the right path or not. If that sounds like you, then you won't want to miss this episode! Keep in mind that we often don't follow a predictable, pre-determined path to success.
My guest today is an internationally renown musician, who has performed and recorded all over the globe. He is a bandoneon player, arranger, and composer based in New York City.
At various tango festivals and milongas, he has performed with many groups, including Los Chantas Tango Quartet, Hector Del Curto's Eternal Tango Orchestra, The Astoria Tango Orchestra (under the direction of Daniel Binelli), and many others.
If you’re looking for insights on how to promote events or how get new people into tango, this episode is for you...
My guest today is originally from Greece, but is now located in Portugal. An online marketing expert, he's the former CEO of Open Circles Academy, the fastest growing business training company in the Netherlands.
In terms of tango, he's been extremely busy over the last few years. He wrote the bookTango Tips by the Maestros, which became the #1 Amazon bestseller in the dance category.
Today's guest also published the book Tangofulness, which is now the most translated tango book in the world.
And more recently, he's one of the masterminds behind the Tango Partner app, which has over 100,000 downloads, and counting.
Episode 172: You can't stop the music - Maxfield Wollam-Fisher Listen here
In today's episode, we catch up with Tango cellist Maxfield Wollam-Fisher. We touch upon a bunch of themes, and talk about how the pandemic may actually lead to a dramatic wave of creativity with respect to tango music...
Many of us are devoted to our careers. But a number of us will feel the need to open a new chapter in our lives, and set off on a vastly different path. Facing such a moment can be scary. And if that thought hits close to home, then this episode's for you!
My guests today have a very interesting story. They were both professional ballroom dancers who had won both US and World Championship titles.
But after 20 + years of dancing, which involved strenuous training and multiple competitions, they decided it was time to make a huge life change.
They dove deep into the world of coffee roasting, and ended up building a coffee business. And in 2018, they officially launched Dancing Ox Coffee Roasters. Their coffee, which is mainly dance-themed, is available online, and also in cafes, restaurants, and bars all around the US. And yes, they do make a tango-themed coffee, in case you were wondering.
Let's meet Lauren Schelfhaudt and Jean Paulovich...
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A lot of you out there are pursuing goals. They might not be earth-shattering or grandiose...but they are personal and very close to your heart. And I'm betting that many of you are struggling with these goals, and may be at a crossroads where you're thinking of giving them up.
Hopefully, today's episode will inspire you to keep going!
My guest today is a mechanical engineer with advanced degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and MIT. But since her childhood, she has had a passion for music. And instead of giving up her passion, she always found a way to make room for it despite all the demands of school, work, and life.
As luck would have it, her interest in music brought her to tango, and eventually she became a bandoneon player and singer! How amazing is that?
If you're interested in becoming a tango musician, you're going to like this episode - But even if you're not, there's some good, inspiring information on learning that can help you regardless of your interests.
My guest today is a bandoneón player, arranger, composer, and director. A graduate of the Orquesta Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires, he is also a professor of musical composition at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina. He has studied and performed with a multitude of tango music masters, including Emilio Balcarce, Nestor Marconi, Raul Garello, Osvaldo Requena, and many others.
He is the first bandoneón of the Orquesta Provincial de Música Ciudadana de Córdoba, and has been featured as its guest conductor.
He has recorded over 50 albums, and regularly holds master classes and lectures all over the world.
Episode 168: Everything is in between the steps - Monica Paz Listen here
My guest today is an internationally acclaimed dancer and teacher based in Buenos Aires. She has well over 20 years of experience, a huge following, and is known for her knowledge of traditional milonguero-style tango.
Episode 167: Making a splash - Yolanda Rossi Listen here
The answers to many of our tango questions are simple to understand...yet challenging to follow through on. Let's keep that in mind as we get into today's episode.
My guest is originally from Buenos Aires, but is now based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a former ballet and flamenco dancer, but lucky for us she stuck with tango because she ended up pioneering much of LA's tango scene.
In 1993 she produced and designed the live Las Vegas show, "Viva Tango," which involved 37 artists, musicians, dancers, and singers. She has also been involved with a number of other prominent tango shows, and has worked with dozens of internationally acclaimed figures in the world of tango.
As a promoter, she really helped spark tango's growth in southern California by bringing in a number of famous guest instructors, such as Carlos Gavito, Marcela Duran, Osvaldo Zotto, Natalia Hills, and many, many others!
On top of that, today's guest has been an instructor in Glendale, CA since 2002. She also established a major line of tango apparel, as well as her own line of tango shoes.
When it comes time to make a big change in life, or to take serious action towards personal improvement - do you have trouble figuring out where to go? Then stick around! Because we're going to talk a bit about that.
My guest today has been dancing all her life. She has a background in jazz, hip-hop, and ballroom. But while on a two month trip to South America, she discovered tango while touring Buenos Aires. From there, she delved more deeply into the dance, studying with a number of masters. And even when work and school took her to places like Los Angeles and Australia, she kept up with tango.
Today, she runs the dance school, Strictly-Tango, in Columbus, Ohio. She teaches tango, and also hosts milongas. And she also runs a very cool online shop, where you can find all sorts of wonderful tango-themed apparel.
Episode 165: Show us who you are - Roxana Garber & Oscar Caballero Listen here
Much of this episode centers on the many facets of tango performance, and there are a lot nice little insights that you'll find encouraging.
Today's guests are originally from Argentina, and are now based in Miami, Florida. They're seasoned performers, having toured the globe with some of the most prominent tango masters in the world. Today, they run the Tango Times Dance Company where they teach a variety of classes, and produce and choreograph a number of original tango shows.
I bet a lot of you out there listening are in a difficult place right now. Perhaps there are emotional, financial, or life-purpose issues that are keeping you up at night.
If so, this episode is for you!
My guest is a tango instructor, event organizer, and life coach. She's originally from the Ukraine, and started off with dance and music at the age of four. In 1979, she came to the US.
Now based in Los Angeles, she teaches Argentine Tango at the 3rd Street Dance Studio, and she also organizes tango classes at the Aerospace Corporation and the Agape International Spiritual Center.
She is also involved in a number of huge tango events in the LA area, including the LA Tango Marathon, [email protected], and Tango Experience. In 2019, she was one of the finalists in the SoCal Tango Championships.