Tango Angeles is born out of Ronaldo’s experience in learning about the dance and music of tango. Evocative music, captivating stories and thought-provoking interviews with contemporary tango luminaries as well as social tango dancers from around the world will take you to a place of dreams and nostalgia.
Tango Angeles delves deeply into the enchanting world of tango and brings its treasures to theEnglish-speaking world. Ronaldo’s passion for the subject, velvety voice and irresistible Buenos Aires accent is a unique combination that will delight your ears and warm your heart!
Join Ronaldo every other Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM PST on United Broadcasting Network Channel 2 and enrich your tango life.
Ronaldo Kalman Biography:
Some years ago, I stumbled upon tango in a small dance studio in a rainy Pacific Northwest city. From the first moment, something about the music, the dance and especially the connection I felt with the other in my arms stirred every cell in my being. At the time, I was not able to name what it was that touched me more deeply than anything else in my life ever had.
Then, it all came back to me when I returned to Buenos Aires, my birth place, after half a lifetime of wanderings. The vaguely familiar streets, the aroma of chorizos rising from street vendors’ carts, school children in white pinafores, and haunting notes of tango music coming from nameless back alleys…. Only then did I realize that, when my family left Argentina to start a new life in America, we left a ten-year-old boy behind. The little boy who used to be dragged to dance parties when there was no one to babysit him….. the little boy who sat in the corner of dimly lit rooms as couples danced around, holding each other in magical embrace.
Tango re-awakened in me a long forgotten early imprinting of those experiences. It was as if I were opening again the dark, velvet curtains of my childhood and finding the room of my memories beautifully illuminated. I found the ten-year-old boy still standing in the middle of the room, enveloped by melodies long forgotten. I was home… again!
Anibal Troilo famously said, “They say I left my neighborhood, when I am always returning to it…” Much the same way, I thought I had left Buenos Aires, but I am always coming back to it every time I step onto the dance floor.