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Philadelphia Tango Festival

La Poesia del Abrazo

Update from Meredith, April 12: Despite Ignacio’s stroke and the very difficult recovery process, the festival WILL go on as planned. Please help me out by promoting the festival, signing up, telling your friends, signing up to volunteer, and donating to support the festival. The Early Bird registration period has been extended through May 1. Please sigh up and tell your friends. Thank you!

The 12th Philadelphia Tango Festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024.

This year’s festival will explore the theme, La Poesia del Abrazo (The Poetry of the Tango Embrace). The premise of this festival is that, whether or not we speak Spanish, if we invest just a bit of time and effort to explore tango’s poetry, we can enormously enrich our experience of dancing and listening to tango. The festival draws together dancers, musicians, vocalists, poets / lectures, and DJs who will expertly guide us in this exploration. Read more about the theme.

It goes without saying that the festival still offers our usual full range of activities, from workshops, milongas and practicas, to concerts, lectures, social activities, yoga classes, and more! View the full schedule.

Festival Maestros
Rocio Lequio & Bruno Tombari (in the U.S. for the first time!)
Los Totis (Christian Marquez & Virginia Gomez)
Felipe Martinez & Ayano Yoneda
Read their bios

Matias Mauricio (in the U.S. for the first time!)
Ayano Yoneda
Read their bios

Live Music
Tipica Messiez (2 nights!)
Guido Iacopetti & Ezequiel Aguero
Juan Villarreal & Patricio Crom
Romo-Agri-Messiez Trio
Read ther bios

New Music
Since 2023, the Philadelphia Tango Festival produces a new album of tango music for tango social dancing each year. We are very pleased to be working with Sexteto Fantasma to produce an album which will be released & presented at the festival!
Read more

Ayano Yoneda
Carla Marano
Felipe Martinez
Gabriel “El Huracan” Gaumond
Gustavo Rember
Ignacio Ondartz
Jorge Fernandez
Kerry Kay
Mary Carmel Etienne
Read bios

Yoga Teachers
Monica Moya
Carolyn Merritt

Please check out all the details of the festival through the links at top right.

Early bird pricing has been extended through May 1 at midnight!

If you are interested in volunteering, thank you in advance. Please sign up here!

Look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia, May 24-27!

Yours truly,
Meredith Klein
Festival Director

Philadelphia Tango Festival

Your Support

The festival cannot cover its expenses on ticket sales alone. Please consider donating to make this unique event possible.

Your donations through Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.