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May 9, 2008

Heartland Tango Festival on Mother's Day Weekend

The Mandrágora Tango Orchestra will be playing and teaching several times at the Heartland Tango Festival. On Saturday afternoon, bandleader and bandoneonista Bob Barnes will present an entertaining and informative multimedia lecture-recital-powerpoint on the history of tango music. On Saturday evening, Mandragora will perform during the festival's main event: a dinner featuring live music and dance demonstrations by all the festival's teachers witha late-night milonga to follow. On Sunday afternoon, members of Mandrágora will lead an open tango music jam session for musicians of any level. On Sunday evening, the Heartland Tango Festival will move to the Loring Pasta Bar in the historic "Dinkytown" neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Twin Cities' tango community has been enjoying Mandrágora's Sunday night Loring Pasta Bar milonga for over 6 years. We are all looking forward to showing off this unique milonga to new dancers and out-of-town guests

Posted by bbarnes at May 9, 2008 9:19 AM