There are some changes to our normal monthly schedule this November as there will be some extra events held by other organisers around Hobart.
There will be no FFM or MMM in November. Instead we are having a special milonga, which we named Milonga Beltane to welcome in the warming weather. In this milonga we are hosting Ben Renkin from Byron Bay as the night’s DJ.
Ben is coming down to Tassie to perform tango dances with Shan at a TSO’s concert “OBSCURA IV TANGO NUEVO” held at Odeon Theatre in Hobart on 17 November. For more info, visit TSO’s website.
Enjoy the night with fellow dancers. BYO nibble and drinks as usual.
Venue: St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, South Hobart
Date: Saturday 12/11/2022
Time: 8:00 pm till late
Cost: Members $10 per person, non–members$15 per person. Cash or EFT payment at the door.
Club members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting is to be held before the October Mid Month Milonga this coming Saturday. AGM starts from 7:00pm and Milonga from 8:00pm. Non-members are also welcome to attend the meeting as observers.
We would like to propose a theme for this milonga night. It is “mariposa” (butterfly). The butterfly is a colourful and seasonal subject. You may like to wear something related to butterflies, or just to be colourful like a butterfly…
Mariposa means a beautiful young woman. Mariposas who work at night and live a sad life often appear in tango. Those who admired them were saddened and suffered helplessly for them.
Moneda de cobreTu padre era rubio, borracho y malevo,
tu madre era negra con labios malvón.
Mulata naciste con ojos de cielo
y mota en el pelo de negro carbón.
Creciste entre el lodo de un barrio muy pobre,
cumpliste veinte años en un cabaret.
Y ahora te llaman moneda de cobre
porque vieja y triste muy poco valés.
Moneda de cobre,
yo sé que ayer fuiste hermosa;
yo con tus alas de rosa
te vi volar mariposa
y después te vi caer...
Moneda de fango,
¡Qué bien bailabas el tango!...
¡Qué linda estabas entonces,
como una reina de bronce,
allá en el "Folies Berger".
Aquel barrio triste de barro y de latas
igual que tu vida desapareció...
Pasaron veinte años, querida mulata,
no existen tus padres, no existe el farol.
Quizás en la esquina te quedes perdida
buscando la casa que te vio nacer;
seguí, no te pares, no muestres la herida...
No llores mulata, total, ¡para qué!
Lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti
(click here to watch a YouTube video with English subtitle)
BYO drinks and nibbles as usual.
Venue: Gibson Hall, Hobart Baptist Church, 284 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart (Next of Elizabeth College, opposite of Shell service station). The entrance of the hall is located on the college side of the building.
Date: Saturday, 22/10/2022
Time: AGM from 7:00 pm, MMM from 8:00 pm till late
Cost: Members $10 per person, non-members $15 per person. Cash or EFT payment at the door.