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Episode 130: Live and Let Live - Gabriel "El Huracán"
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My guest today started his tango career in Montreal, Canada. Having studied with a number of masters, he has spent a lot of time exploring, in-depth, many different styles of tango dancing, and has developed his own.

Known for being highly energetic and creative, my guest today has gained international acclaim as an instructor and performer. His has now relocated to Washington, DC, and is in the process of setting up a new tango school.

Let's meet Gabriel "El Huracán"...

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Episode 129: Keeping the music alive - Pablo Estigarribia

My guest today is an internationally acclaimed tango pianist, arranger, and composer. He started studying classical music in early childhood, and in 2005, he won 1st prize at the “Bienal Juvenil” National Competition for Young Artists.

From there, he performed for several years, and collaborated with a number of high profile orchestras in Argentina. Upon discovering tango, today’s guest was awarded with the Orquesta Escuela de Tango scholarship, and joined the ensemble under the leadership of the legendary Emilio Balcarce.

As a tango musician, he performed in over 1000 concerts in Europe, North America, and Asia.

In 2015, he won the prestigious Gardel prize for Best Tango Album by a New Artist with his album Tangos Para Piano. He has performed and collaborated with legendary tango musicians, including a decade composing and arranging with Victor Lavallén, who was Osvaldo Pugliese’s arranger.

There are a ton of other accomplishments I could list, but I’ll probably kill my wrists if I keep typing them.

But needless to say, my guest today is a titan in the world of tango music, and I’m really excited to have him on the show!

Let's meet Pablo Estigarribia...

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Podcast Episode 128: The results of following your interest - Alex Roitman
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My guest today is a tango musician and composer. He was born and raised in Moscow, and started playing piano at the age of 7. He then relocated to San Francisco, and picked up the accordion. During that time, he studied with Peter DiBono, San Francisco’s most celebrated accordionist. 

After becoming interested in Tango, today’s guest then took to playing the bandoneon, and went on to study with great musicians such as Ville Hitula and Hector Del Curto. 

Nowadays, he keeps busy as the leader of the tango group Tangonero. He is also part of the Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, and in 2018, he entered the Che Bandoneon International Competition and won the Bronze Medal. 

Let’s meet Alex Roitman...

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Episode 127 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is an amazing guitarist. He fell in love with the instrument at a young age, and went on to get his Bachelors in Music Performance from SUNY Fredonia. From there, he was awarded a full scholarship to the Arizona State University Graduate School of Music, where he got his Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance. 

Throughout the 90s, he collaborated with several Grammy Award winners, and had some of his music featured on national television programs. In addition to having performed as a soloist all over the US with various orchestras, today’s guest has also taught multiple music courses at community colleges in Phoenix, Arizona, and Eugene, Oregon.

Eventually he discovered tango dancing, which would become another creative addition to his musical expertise. His rendition of Milonga del Ayer, released in 2005, became a huge hit in tango communities all over the world, and many thanks go out to Homer Ladas and Chicho Frumboli for helping to promote the song! After more than a decade, the tune remains well known among dancers and DJs. 

Let’s meet Craig Einhorn...

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Episode 126 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is a dancer, a teacher, a former opera singer, a bandoneon player, and tango orchestra leader...and wears many OTHER hats in the world of tango. 

He is the organizer of QTango, a non-profit group that organizes festivals which feature live music. But the live groups aren’t just for enjoyment during the milongas - they are a central learning component of the workshops as well.

Let’s meet Erskine Maytorena... 

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My guest today has been a DJ since 2005, and is also an instructor. Based in Boulder, CO, she is regularly invited to DJ at a number of major festivals. And as you can imagine, she has an impressive collection of both traditional and alternative music.
Let's meet Tara Fortier...

Don't miss these events where she'll be DJ'ing!
New Year’s San Diego Tango Festival
San Miguel Tango Festival in Mexico
Spring Austin Tango Festival


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Episode 124 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is a guitarist with a career that spans over five decades. He has embraced a number of genres, including flamenco, classical, jazz, pop, and of course, Tango. 

Based in Minneapolis, he has toured internationally and developed a passion for world music. If you're ever in the Minneapolis area with the aim of dancing to live music, you can hear his group, Rogue Tango, perform almost every Sunday evening at the Loring Bar & Restaurant.
Let's meet Scott Mateo Davies...

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The latest episode from Joe's Tango Podcast is now online.
For today's short episode, I share some thoughts on side hobbies. High achieving people like yourselves - regardless of your tango experience - tend to pick up other interests. This tendency is good, and may be more important for your tango development than you think...

So what are some of your side hobbies?
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Today's guest is a renown professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Although she started tango as a way to relax, her "professor brain" remained very active during her learning experiences. Last weekend she sat down with me to share some thoughts on tango from a learning sciences perspective...

Let's meet Dr. Martina Rau…

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My guest today is a tango teacher, performer, and DJ. She grew up surrounded by the sound of tango music, and in her twenties she was inspired to pursue tango dancing. She has worked with a number of famous masters, and with a strong background in yoga and pilates, she has also gained a deep understanding of body kinesthetics and body awareness.

She has taught at dozens of festivals and workshops around the globe, and she organizes immersive tango tours in Buenos Aires.

Let's meet Maria Olivera...

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My guest today is a musician, producer and founder of the highly renowned group Tanghetto. He started experimenting with creating new tango sounds by blending the traditional with modern electronic synthesizers.
And through that experimentation, he has achieved world-wide recognition, three Latin Grammy nominations, and went on to win numerous awards...
Let's meet Max Masri of Tanghetto...

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Episode 120 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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Today's guest is a tango dancer, teacher, DJ, and band leader. He's a former opera singer, and has traveled the world to teach and build tango communities. He has a very adventurous life, and it was great to catch up with him.

Let's meet Julian Ingram...

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