Penélope Cruz es una de las candidatas al Oscar a la mejor actriz por su trabajo en la película de Pedro Almodóvar Volver. Aquí podéis leer la entrevista que ha concedido la actriz al diario catalán El Periódico.
Having missed this week's class, due to a flat tyre (on the car - not on me, sadly!) Elena directed me to her recent posts on here so I could catch up with what I'd missed. Having peeked at the lessons, I've successfully distracted myself for some hours now catching up on La canción de la semana from the past year. Oh, I've missed so much good stuff!! It's so brilliant I just had to dance about in the privacy of my living room!! The tango tunes are even likeable, not like some of the dirges I learned to dance to. Kirill, BIG thank you for doing these posts and please, please carry on!! Jayne. xx
Happy New Year everybody! I am back from holidays in Stockholm, Helsinki, and in between. On New Year's eve (that was Sunday), I walked into Café Tin Tin Tango, which is exactly what the name suggests: café with tango in background and Tintin posters on the wall. It also doubles as launderette (that was my main reason to visit it: the hotel did not do laundry on Sunday.) The washing mashine was well hidden behind the thick screen of tobacco smoke but I managed to find it. While waiting, I had a nice cup of coffee and enjoyed some great music. Which brings us to the subject of Finnish Tango. According to the article for Virtual Finland website,
Finland has taken the potato from Peru - potato in Finnish is peruna, by the way - and the tango from Argentina. Both these South American imports are cultivated in these northern latitudes perhaps even more devotedly than in their countries of origin.