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Bailongo Porteño Milonga *** Marino Special ***
, Leeds

Event details

Join us the 3rd Friday of every month at one of the best social clubs in Leeds. Enjoy some of the best tango music arranged in tandas and cortinas, the atmosphere of the candlelit venue, and 4 hours of dancing. This April, we celebrate Alberto Marino, born 26th April 1923, with one tanda by Anibal Troilo's best known singer every hour.

  • Time: 8pm-12am
  • Featured artist: Alberto Marino
  • Cost: £8

About DJ Yohann

As well as being an accomplished Tango teacher, Yohann also has great flair when it comes to keeping dancers on the floor.

He is an adept of the traditional approach of the best DJs in Buenos Aires who use the Tango-Tango-Vals-Tango-Tango-Milonga pattern. He crafts his tandas by selecting some of the best tracks by the best orchestras and singers, from the same period and tempo wherever possible, so dancers can enjoy each tanda they dance to the very end.

Yohann like to tease, tempt and challenge dancers by contrasting styles so no two consecutive tandas ever sound the same. And when it comes to styles, there is plenty to choose from! Yohann likes the drama of Pugliese and the passion of D'Arienzo just as much as the playful earthiness of Canaro, the old romanticism of Donato or the elegance of Di Sarli. He is also partial to some of the excellent contemporary orchestras that we are lucky be able to enjoy live: Sexteto Milonguero's slick music, La Furca's wonderfully moody tunes, Color Tango's flawless take on Pugliese, and the list goes on. All of this punctuated by a few palate cleansers ranging from canyengue, the more folky Zitarrosa or Hugo Diaz and European tracks from the 1930s all the way to alternative and electrotango if there is an appetite for it.

Venue Details

New Burley Club, Burley Hill Drive, Leeds LS4 2SZ

The New Burley Club is located west of Leeds City Centre, between Kirkstall and Headingley. It has a large dance floor, a bar, and ample parking.

Getting there by car

From the M621

Exit at junction 2 (not 2A) and take the A643 towards the city centre (sign-posts for Wetherby, Harrogate and York). At Armley Giratory, take the 3rd exit sign-posted City Centre. Then follow the signs for the airport - they will lead you onto Kirkstall road.

From Leeds on Kirkstall Road (A65)

Driving from the city centre on Kirkstall road, pass under the viaduct, and continue for about a mile. Turn right at the traffic lights immediately after the Ready Steady Store warehouse onto Burley Wood Mount. Continue onto to Burley Hill Drive.

Getting there by bus

Kirkstall Hill / Burley Hill Drive Bus Stop #45010965

  • 49 - Monkswood Gate - Bramley
  • 50 & 50A - Seacroft - Horsforth

Kirstall Road / Birfed Crescent Bus Stop #45011562

  • 33 & 33A - Leeds - Otley
  • 508 - Leeds - Halifax
  • 670 - Bradford - Leeds
  • 757 - Leeds - Leeds Bradford Airport
  • 760 - Keighley - Leeds