Mayumi Urgino

Mayumi Urgino

Mayumi Urgino for People of Tango. Mayumi Urgino is a tango violinist from the US. She pulled up stakes to follow her dream and play tango in Buenos Aires. Riding her bicycle across the night from milonga to milonga, her violin strapped to her back and her smile...
Jun Yi, Tango DJ

Jun Yi, Tango DJ

Photographed at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco, CA on 26 December 2017 A phone message from dear friends alerted me to the milonga at a Senegalese restaurant in San Francisco. Though it was the first time I visited this venue, all the usual subjects were there. In...
Gwen-Haël Denigot: Touching Humanity

Gwen-Haël Denigot: Touching Humanity

Author of Dictionnaire Passionné du Tango (SEUIL, 2015). Photographed in Paris, 2016. Tango is half-Argentinian and half-French. Paris has been so important in this back-and-forth between the two countries. There are four key moments in the history of tango when – if...
Celia Meredith

Celia Meredith

Celia Meredith – photographed in Portland, Oregon, August 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: I met Celia at Tango Queer in Buenos Aires when she was an exchange student. She was the way-out-there woman with the shaved head. I was intimidated and fascinated but eventually...
María Carbonetti

María Carbonetti

The Gaze of the Body María Carbonetti – Academic & Expressive Arts Therapist Photographed in Vancouver BC in August 2016 Tango is different from other dances because of the closeness. The connection we develop through the embrace is unique. You have to be...
Magid “El Guerillero”

Magid “El Guerillero”

Magid “El Guerillero” – Outdoor Street Milonga Organizer – Paris Photographed at Quais de Seine Milonga – July 2016 “I like to protect the milonga,” El Guerillero says. He sits in a canvas campaign chair, smoking, smiling...

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