Buenos Aires celebrates nomination of Tango as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity with an Open Air Milonga

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Tango has been declared by Unesco as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Celebrating this event, the Ministry of Culture of the city of Buenos Aires organizes an Open Air Milonga on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2009, at the emblematic corner of San Juan and Boedo, with the participation of renowned Argentinian and Uruguayan artists like Susana Rinaldi and Rubén Rada, among others.

The declaration was approved at Unesco's fourth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in place in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

Program:

Saturday 3

7.00 pm: "Típica" singers.
7.45 pm: Exhibition by the World Tango Salón Champions 2009: Hiroshi and Kyoko Yamao.
8.00 pm: Gran Milonga Popular.
9.00 pm: Milonga with live orchestra, presenting Vale Tango. Ariel Ardit and Esteban Riera will present the tango “Veredas de las dos orillas” specially composed for this occasion. Guest artist: Malena Muyala.


Sunday 4
SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE DEATH OF POPULAR SINGER MERCEDES SOSA


7.00 pm: Rubén Rada will perform his tango specially composed for this occasion.
7.15 pm: Susana Rinaldi and Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad.
8.00 pm: Exhibition by the World Tango Escenario Champions 2009: Jonathan Spitel and Betsabé Flores
8.15 pm: Gran Milonga Popular with Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad.

All events free of charge.

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