Para Los Ninos - you are invited to help

I was talking to some people last night in Port Macquarie who hadn't heard of the Para Los Ninos Charity. I thought if there were still people in our town who didn't know about it, then perhaps there are others who don't. If you run a Tango event, you are invited to host one dance a year and donate to the fund. Here is the information from Para Los Ninos.net and below you will find a video of a fund raiser from last year that we attended at the beautiful Tattersalls Club in Brisbane featuring Joaquín Amenábar

Dance For The Children

Dance is a uniquely human expression of joy and hope for mankind. Tango is communication without words. It is an embrace. Milonga Para Los Niños reaches out to embrace the children of Argentina and Latin America to bring hope and joy to their lives in return for their gift to the world of Tango and Latin music and dance.

Our Core Values.

Our charity's core values are: To direct our aid directly to people and organisations who add value. Event Organisers may pay direct expenses, but organisers must not charge for their services. The organisation keeps its expenses to a minimum, so as to distribute the maximum funds to the beneficiaries. Organisers give preference to suppliers who donate or discount their services.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a community of annual milongas (tango dances) and Latin dances around the world to improve and bring joy to the lives of children in South America. You can help by offering one dance per year. "Now the people will know we were here” The Symbol for Sociedad Para Los Niños includes the Canadian Inukshuk. It expresses the values of our people. The Inukshuk is a powerful symbol of humanity, cooperation and trust and faith in people.

The Inuit people of North America erected these stone guardians to give passers-by the comfort of knowing that they are not alone, to give guidance, strength and motivation. They were erected to mark good hunting and fishing spots, sacred places and at times the location of buried food to sustain unknown travellers. It is an expression of selfless sharing and caring for those you may never know. It is recognition that we are all fellow travellers on this earth and dependent upon one another for love and life.

Sociedad Para Los Niños (Society for the Children) is an incorporated non-profit benefit organised by the Tango community of Australia for the children of Argentina & Latin America.
PO 2623, Nerang B.C. Qld, 4211. Australia Email: president@paralosninos.net secretary@paralosninos.net Phone: +61 7 5668 1505

In New York on 22 June? ROMULOLARREA Tango Ensemble


The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street), TimesSquare’s landmark concert venue, proudly welcomes back the Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble for the world premiere of TANGO FOR LOVERS ONLY, on Friday, June 22nd at 8:00PM. A celebration of the true spirit of tango,this unique song and dance event showcases the beauty and sensuality of theTango while highlighting the three artistic foundations of the genre: dance,poetry, and music. Tickets are on sale now for $55, $50 and $45. All tickets for performances at The Town Hall are available throughTicketmaster by calling 800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or in-person by visiting The Town Hall Box Office between thehours of Noon and 6PM (except Sundays) at 123 West 43rd Street,212-840-2824.

As a tribute to this rich and international music tradition, TANGO FOR LOVERS ONLY celebrates thebeauty of the art of Tango. Maestro Romulo Larrea is recognizedinternationally as a leader among the Tango scene and his troupe diligentlyexplores the world of tango that has gained them the reputation of “excellentambassadors of the art of Tango” in international cultural circles. The ensemble’s artistry presents a uniqueapproach to the genre and is a benchmark for all aficionados, novices andexperts alike. Inspired both by thetraditional tango and by its contemporary features, the gifted cast embracesthe music, the dance and the songs that characterize the effervescentcentury-old tradition.

ABOUT THE TOWN HALL: The Town Hall, a National Historic site located in the heart of NewYork City’s theatre district, is a non-profit organization serving thecommunity since 1921. It was built by agroup of suffragettes and began as a lecture hall and public forum for debateswhere America’s Town Meetings on The Air was broadcast live for 25 years. Over the decades, such famed names as BillieHoliday, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, and most recently, the Dalai Lama and PresidentObama, have graced the stage. Today thehall boasts the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedyand dance. For more information, please visit


Glenna Freedman Glenna Freedman Public Relations 1560 Broadway, Suite 910 New York, New York 10036 212.730.0700 phone 212.921.8023 fax glennafreedman@gmail.com


Colectivo29 Friday 15thJune



play tango
Friday 15thJune, 8pm

Contemporary, adventurous Tangoquintet playing dramatic, powerful and poetic music in the traditionof urban music from Buenos Aires, Colectivo29 create an arresting,captivating acoustic atmosphere.

The World Music Series at Box HillCommunity Arts Centre brings another treat to Whitehorse musiclovers. Although the Tango music of Colectivo29 is well known ininner Melbourne and they have played for the Argentinian Embassy, atRipponlea, at the Canberra Tango Club, Canberra Arts Festival andDarebin Music Feast, this is the first opportunity for Whitehorseresidents to catch them locally.

Acclaimed musicians with a wealth ofinternational experience in Argentina, Cuba, Italy and the USA,Colectivo29 is a vibrant quintet featuring some of Australia’sfinest musicians. A variation on the classic Nuevo Tango quintet,Colectivo29 explores the tradition of Buenos Aires urban music froman Australian perspective. The members of Colectivo29 believe thatTango is fluid and constantly evolving. They are developing newmusic in an Australian context, playing arrangements and compositionswritten by Australian composers

Stunning arrangements of classic Tangorepertoire, lesser-known compositions from Argentinian maestros andoriginal themes all combine producing a post-Piazzolla, post-2001Argentinian economic crash mix of passionate and intense music.Colectivo29 combines searing strings, rhythmic accordion andshimmering piano to produce a captivating blend of lyrical anddanceable music. Colectivo29 pay homage to the dark dramas played outby Osvaldo Pugliese and the rhythmic virtuosity of Horacio Salgán.

Members of colectivo29 have lived inBuenos Aires, and studied with musicians from the core of tango musicculture. They maintain regular contact with the vibrant Buenos Airesmusic scene. Colectivo29 is Andrew James: Piano &Arrangements, Rachael Kim: Violin, Mischa Herman: Accordion, PenelopeWitt: Cello and Tamara Murphy: Bass.

Bring your dancing shoes!


Box Hill Community Arts Centre

470 Station St.

Friday 15th June, 8pm enquiries, bookings 9417 1983; www.boite.com

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