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Tango Revelation Milonga: Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires, and DJ Ashvin, plus Dance Lesson and Performance with Count & Mirabai

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson at 8:00 pm;
Milonga with live music at 9:00 pm; Dance Performance at 10:30pm

Tickets are $25 at the Door / $20 seniors & students with ID
Advance tickets: $20 / $17 seniors & students with ID

Please join us to celebrate St. Valentine’s with the compelling, sensual and romantic Argentine Tango live music of an exciting new international formation of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet!
As part of the World Dance Hall program, Ashkenaz and in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket pair up to host a monthly Milonga every 2nd (sometimes 3rd) Sunday of the month.

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Tango Revelation Milonga is a social Argentine Tango dance gathering. It is led by award-winning Tango teacher Sonja Riket, who teaches at Ashkenaz since 2008. This Milonga series includes a dance class, dance performances and live music by local and international Tango guest artists. Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.

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Alejandro Ziegler is a  Buenos Aires native pianist, composer, and conductor. As a pianist with the Buenos Aires “Orquesta escuela de Tango,” he performed under such great conductors as Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi. His quartet has developed its own style inspired by the great tango orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Alfredo De Angelis, Juan D'Arienzo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Anibal Troilo, and Alfredo Gobbi. Ziegler’s music recasts the idea of the "Orquesta Tipica," with a modern sound, which is partly reflected in his study of classical music. Between 2009-2015, the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet has embarked on 6 European tours with 175 concerts in 84 cities around Europe and 4 North American Tours with 86 concerts in 50 cities around USA and Canada. Alejandro Ziegler has given master classes, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world.

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Dance lesson and performance with award-winning choreographer and director Mirabai. 

In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016. With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.


We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being! What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one? Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!