El Cachivache Quintet are running a campaign to raise founds to make a documentary road movie of their world tour in 2019. They still have two weeks to achieve the goal and afford the production. It will be the first documentary movie of a tango orchestra touring, that will allow everybody to share their work from the inside. You can become a producer making a donation on the link or support them simply sharing the campaign to spread the word in your community.

Learn more about the project and contribute to the project via our page on IndieGogo.

Hi All!!

Our very own milonguero James (Jim) McManus is not far off the amazing milestone of 100 years of age.

Jim, of Waterford Tango, has quite the history, having travelled the world as a Marine, playing a key role in World War II and all his experiences are unrepeatable and unique, as is our very own Jim. However, although at the heart of Waterford Tango, and supporting as many events countrywide and dancing other forms e.g ballroom, jive etc. The one thing Jim has never done is dance tango in Buenos Aires.

We at Waterford Tango have an idea. We have set up a gofundit page to raise money among the tango communities to send Jim to Argentina on a luxurious holiday to celebrate this momentous milestone and we’re hoping that we get the full support from tango communities around Ireland and the rest of the tango world in encouraging and promoting donations to raise as much money as possible to fund this for Jim.

Monies raised will pay for approximately 10 days including: Flights including one stop both ways, Accomodation with full board, milonga fees for the full trip, medical expenses and his spending money. Jim will actually turn 100 in January 2020 but we plan to send him early 2019 whilst his health is still exceptional and also he wants to be in Waterford for his actual 100th birthday

If we raise more than the amount it will go towards this massive 100th birthday party for which the world of Tango is extremely welcome to be part of. I have attached a link to our gofundme page to help share or donate and this can also be seen on our Waterford tango facebook page.

This gentleman is an inspiration to our community and others around the country. He is the kind of gentleman who is unrepeatable…. With the most unique and young minded sense of humour, yet, his kindness and gentility shine through as he turns up to class without fail bringing a bottle of ginger beer for our maestro Hernán Catvin. At milongas Jim dances with every lady in the room and known to favour the stylish milonga, in which he rarely repeats steps as he has so much experience on the dance floor.

We love this gentleman. he is a great advocate for himself, our Waterford Tango community and the tango world!!!!

We really ask that this story becomes the tribute Jim deserves. There has been so much interest in this story that there has even been an offer to make a documentary of his story and his travels in Buenos Aires.

We love You Jim!!!

Lets Do This!!!!


Dear Tango Friends

We need your help.

Two years ago, in 2013, I met Therese Saporiti, a filmographer from Buenos Aires and the niece of Nelly Omar, known reverently as the ‘Cantora Nacional'(National Singer) of Argentina.

Nelly, at the grand age of 102 years, and Terese, had begun work on a documentary. The documentary aims to tell Nelly’s story, from her humble roots in the countryside of Argentina to how tango found her. Love found and lost in cruel social circumstance and a life long friendship with Eva Peron set her path. Her passion for the music of tango and her fierce, natural talent for singing are woven into the fabric of her life, a remarkably colourful life, that spans a full century. And then some.

Sadly, at 102 years old, Nelly passed away before the film could be completed…

However, with the same determination as her Aunt, Terese, a single mother and Buenos Aires resident, has kept on, scrimping and saving, working nights and anywhere in between, to complete the film.

Therese’s single goal, on behalf of her Aunt, is to release the film to the world to enjoy, and, humbly, contribute towards the history and culture of Argentina. However, because the film is filled with Nelly’s music, the fees to purchase the music rights are well and truly beyond her humble means.

In the meantime, Terese is unable to share the film, not even on You Tube, or contribute it to Universities, Cultural Societies, Film Festivals, TV, Radio or any media house. Not even the BBC can help without these music rights.

The documentary ‘National Singer Nelly Omar’ presents valuable but as yet unreleased, unique footage, music recordings and information about Nelly. It deserves a place in the historical almanac of Argentine Tango. It is meaningful. It is worthwhile. Certainly, this project will fail without the funds to cover the music rights fee, and that… well, that would be a terrible shame indeed…

Can you help? Many hands make light work! If we all did just a little… who knows what we could achieve together?
Any contribution you can make towards this project, small or large, will help Therese complete the documentary and release it. Contributions start from just £1.50 (about the price of a loaf of bread!) all the way to £700. Whatever you can donate will be HUGELY appreciated and in return Terese will thank you personally. Film and details about the project » Contribute
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