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Podcast featuring engaging conversations with internationally acclaimed Argentine Tango dancers, instructors, musicians, DJs, and event organizers
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TRUST YOUR RESOURCEFULNESS

As of this episode (late March 2020), much of the world is staying in because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

But regardless of whether or not there's a pandemic, we'll face circumstances that keep us away from tango. What are some ways for us to maintain our tango fix? Online classes? Practicing technique? Making up our own exercises? 

Hopefully you get some encouragement from this short episode!
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Episode 135: Setting the right tone - Chrisa Assis
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My guest today is based in Toronto, Canada. Ever since she was little, she's been fascinated with studying movement. She has a background in ballet, and also has experience with Greek folk dancing, martial arts, and various sports. 


She has studied with a multitude of tango masters, and continues honing her knowledge of body awareness, technique, and connection.


Let's meet Chrisa Assis...


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PATIENCE: 3 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
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Today I'll share some thoughts about patience, and how it fits in with your tango.
Hope it helps! Thanks for listening!


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Tango Podcast Episode 134: A formidable music duo - Winnie Cheung and Ben Bogart
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My guests today are pianist Winnie Cheung and Ben Bogart of the duo BEN AND WINNIE.

Winnie has a Doctorate in Musical composition from the Eastman School of Music, and a BA from the University of Chicago. She discovered Tango dancing in 2014, and very shortly after that, found herself diving into the musical world of tango.

In 2015 she formed the duo Tamango with violinist Julia Shannon. In 2016, she became the pianist for the renowned group, Cuarteto Tanguero. She tours internationally to perform, and is also a soloist.

Ben Bogart is the co-director and founder of. Cuarteto Tanguero. He is also the group's bandoneon player.

Ben studied classical music at UC Santa Cruz and jazz at Berklee College of Music before traveling to Argentina to pursue a 2-year certificate at the esteemed Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce in Buenos Aires. He spent a total of 6 years in Argentina, and studied with the top bandoneón players and tango musicians there.

Currently, Ben and Winnie are making waves with their Tiny Footprint Tango Tour. With an energetic and expressive style, they've been wowing tango fans with their broad repertoire of sounds ranging from the 1920s through the Golden Age...

More on Ben and Winnie here: https://moretango.org/ben-winnie/joe/


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Episode 133: Getting the most out of Tango Festivals - Liz Sanger and Enrique Bravo-Escobar
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My guests today are from the Washington, DC area, and have been immersed in the tango world for over a decade. 

As dedicated students of tango, they’ve attended numerous festivals and marathons. Their experiences afforded them the opportunity to observe and experience dozens of teaching styles, and they’ve accumulated a plethora of knowledge to help tango novices get the most from their first festival adventures.  

Let’s meet Liz Sanger and Enrique Bravo-Escobar...
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Confidence: A reality check for beginner tango students
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Today I'll share a few words about gaining confidence in our tango dancing, and how we often go about it the wrong way. 

The episode is short and to-the-point, and hopefully it'll help push you where you need to go.
Thanks for listening!
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Episode 132: Connect with yourself - Hugo Patyn & Celina Rotundo



My guests today are world renown dancers, instructors, and choreographers. They have a background in a variety of other dance genres, such as ballet, Flamenco, Argentine Folkloric dance, and even ice skating. They have been invited to perform alongside prestigious tango orchestras, including Color Tango, La Juan D'Arienzo, Tango Bardo, and many others. 

They have performed in festivals, shows, and other venues all over 
North & South America, Europe, and Asia.

Let's meet Hugo Patyn and Celina Rotundo...

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Joe's Tango Podcast: TWO THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO!
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Today's short episode is going to be about some things you should never do while dancing!

I know this a huge topic, so it might seem weird that it’s a short episode. But for this episode, I'll focus on just two things that we should never do. And if we remember not to do them, tango will be much more enjoyable!


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Episode 131: Conversation with a champion - Ana Thomas
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So are you thinking of entering a tango competition? My guest today won the Argentine Tango USA Championship in the Salon category back in 2017, and she might have some good advice for us. She's based in Las Vegas, Nevada where she teaches and is working hard to build up the tango community there.  

Let's meet Ana Thomas...

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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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Hello Friends!

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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Episode 125 of Joe's Tango Podcast is now online!
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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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Hello Friends!

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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Episode 123 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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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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Episode 122 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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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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