Date(s) - 10/12/2019 - 10/13/2019
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Community Music Center
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$15-20 for Milonga dance portion only with an additional $5 for the class. | Candlelit tables and free wine! Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share! This is a fragrance-free event.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
- 8–9PM All level class with CMC Tango Dance Faculty Sonja Riket
- 9PM–12AM Milonga Tango social dance with 2 danceable Live Music sets by Tango singer Mira Barakat and CMC Faculty Scott O’Day; additional music by DJ Ashvin
About the Artists
Mira Barakat is a classically-trained singer, and has been singing Tango since 2010. She performs regularly around the Bay, most frequently with guitarist Scott O’Day. Scott and Mira offer danceable tango sets for milongas as well as purely musical sets for concerts, house concerts, and other events.
Scott O’Day is a local Bay Area favorite for tango music, appearing regularly in concert and at the milonga. He attended La Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda, a tango music school in Buenos Aires, and has performed with several tango groups all around the U.S., Canada, and Argentina to popular acclaim. Currently, O’Day is also the instructor for the Community Music Center Tango Ensemble in San Francisco.
Sonja Riket enjoyed a long professional modern dance career in Europe and the USA before Tango found her in SF! She is faculty at SF Community Music Center for Argentine Tango Dance and Embodiment and Expression for Musicians. Sonja is a Certified Feldenkrais® and Body-Mind Centering® Teacher.
Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!