164 episodes

This podcast is for Argentine tango students who are starting to fall in love with the dance. We feature interviews with internationally renown tango instructors, event organizers, and musicians...all with the goal of gaining deeper insights into the dance. Tango is a lifelong journey, and the knowledge we gain from these conversations is designed to help challenge and motivate those seeking to improve.

Joe's Tango podcast Joe Yang

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

This podcast is for Argentine tango students who are starting to fall in love with the dance. We feature interviews with internationally renown tango instructors, event organizers, and musicians...all with the goal of gaining deeper insights into the dance. Tango is a lifelong journey, and the knowledge we gain from these conversations is designed to help challenge and motivate those seeking to improve.

    Are you "Good but not Great?" - Joe Yang

    Are you "Good but not Great?" - Joe Yang

    It's a crushing feeling to invest so much time and effort into tango, only to feel that we're "good but not great." It's tough to realize that we've hit a plateau and can't advance any further.

    What are we missing?

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    • 4 min
    Episode 152: Slow down and take your time - Timmy Tango

    Episode 152: Slow down and take your time - Timmy Tango

    My guest today has been dancing for most of his life. As a child he started off with ballroom, then eventually discovered Argentine Tango in 1996.

    In December of that year, he hosted the first Tango Workshop in Cleveland, OH. For over two decades, he has built tango communities and started the careers of several now-world famous instructors.

    Having performed on stage and on Television, today's guest is also a prominent Tango DJ. He has brought his skills to events in Las Vegas, Ann Arbor, Washington DC, Detroit, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.

    Let's meet Timmy Tango...

    More on Timmy here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/111105578903907/

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    • 29 min
    Enjoy What You Already Know

    Enjoy What You Already Know

    Practicing on our own is important, but is searching for new exercises always a good thing?

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    • 2 min
    Episode 151: Just start playing - Stine Engen

    Episode 151: Just start playing - Stine Engen

    My guest today is an internationally renown bandoneon player, composer, and arranger. She's originally from Denmark, but is now based in Buenos Aires.

    Having studied with many great maestros, such as Carlos Corales, Juan José Mosalini, and Julián Peralta, today's guest currently plays with several tango groups you might have heard of: Orquesta Típica Andariega, Sexteto Andiamo, and the all-women group Las Malevas.

    She also helps run the Buenos Aires Tango Lab, an organization that educates young people about tango history, dance and music. They set up workshops, concerts, and youth programs that offer a fun, in-depth look at tango culture.

    Let's meet Stine Engen...

    More on Stine here:
    Website (Orquesta Tipica Andariega): https://www.andariegatango.com.ar/
    Website (Sexteto Andiamo): https://www.sextetoandiamo.com/
    Las Malevas group: https://www.facebook.com/lasmalevasdetango/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stine.engen
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stineengen_/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7rXr1NU2bYK9ENOG-jqi9g

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    • 36 min
    Episode 150: Lessons we have to keep learning - Heyni Solera and Maxfield Wollam-Fisher

    Episode 150: Lessons we have to keep learning - Heyni Solera and Maxfield Wollam-Fisher

    With me for this episode are two friends of the show, Heyni Solera and Maxfield Wollam Fisher. We'll be talking about lessons in tango (and life) that have to learn, and continue to re-learn...

    More about Max:
    Bienvenido al Tango radio show: https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/bienvenido-al-tango-1-takoma-radio
    Da Capo Tango: https://www.facebook.com/DaCapoTango/

    More about Heyni:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heynisolera/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heyni.solera
    Arco&Aire: https://www.facebook.com/arcoaire/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJraCLNu932rfzhKWTwO8A?view_as=subscriber&fbclid=IwAR294UNfHSxPtiLv9uKVth_BB-z08RpwyyXMRq7cWbL0m_W4rxBfweuiNK0


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    • 48 min
    Episode 149: Don't study tango, live it! - Alejandra Orozco and Luciano Brigante

    Episode 149: Don't study tango, live it! - Alejandra Orozco and Luciano Brigante

    My guests today are an internationally acclaimed couple based in Mexico. With over 25 years of experience, they've taught, performed, and competed all over the world.

    They've choreographed numerous shows, and appeared in multiple TV programs and commercials. They've also performed for heads of state and royalty, including the King of Jordan.

    They're also well-known for organizing the famous Tango Maya Fest in Cancún, Mexico.

    Let's meet Alejandra Orozco and Luciano Brigante...

    More and Alejandra and Luciano here...

    Website: https://www.tangobrigante.com.mx/
    Facebook (general): https://www.facebook.com/LucianoandAlejandra/
    Facebook (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/tangobriganteonlymembers/
    Tango Maya Festival: https://en.tangomayafest.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tangobrigante/


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Blossom Grace ,

Amazing!!

Found Joe during COVID-19, after social distancing for 9 weeks feeling slightly isolated from humanity. Started with episode one and binged on the next 5 episodes! I had forgotten how Tango and the connection with another human in dance could make me feel. Thank YOU Joe for this podcast and for your guests who are all exceptional human be-ings!

More of a James Potter ,

So helpful!

Joe tackles everything with his wide cast of guests. He often describes the podcast as for newer dancers, but 15 years in and I learn something from every episode. That we could all take such care in how we think of dance.

gotangal ,

Superstar!

Thanks Joe for collecting and archiving this oral history. What a Tremendous contribution to our art form! I especially appreciate your light hand at editing, the same questions asked from all your subjects, the delicate rephrasing and flow that you create with each one. I also like the fact that you are not editing to a specific amount of time but let that evolve organically. Keep up the good work! Once a week is a big commitment!

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