TangoLife Milonga: AUSTRALIA!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

Cultural theme: AUSTRALIA!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Bellingham, WA

 

Milonga 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

DJ STEPHEN BRADY of Seattle

 

This year TangoLife is celebrating the world’s beautiful cultural diversity through our monthly themes. Continue the tour with us!

 

Can you spell CULTURAL DIVERSITY? Try A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.A. “United, Strong, Successful” is the government’s multicultural statement, and 85% of Australians agree multiculturalism is good.* Just check out the lyrics of the “people’s choice” national anthem, “I am Australian,”** and you may be thinking Down Under would be a fine place to live and prosper! So grab your toy koala, fake crocodile vest, bushwacker’s hat, didgeridoo, and don’t forget Matilda, for another evening of fabulous dancing in Bellingham. DJ Stephen Brady will send us all into the Outback with clever cortinas and tandas which foster our tango unity.

 

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom

1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

 

An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

And a few dancing kangaroos.

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

 

 

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz 

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*Facts and figures—Australian Dept of Social Service. There are some fascinating statistics about Australia’s diversity that can be good conversation-starters:

  • around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was
  • we identify with about 300 ancestries
  • since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia
  • 85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia
  • apart from English, the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish and Hindi
  • more than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.

These facts are taken from ABS 2011 Census Data.

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I am Australian by The Seekers

‘We are one, but we are many, and from all the lands on earth we come…’

** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22SPtCFck8

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And of course: Waltzing Matilda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwvazMc5EfE