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El Abrazo de Riga

El Otono Festivalito de Tango
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Festival and Weekender

Atmosphere (people's friendliness, number of dancers, fun): 78% - 4 votes
Organisation ( venues, comfort, schedule ): 76% - 4 votes
Artists ( shows, workshops, DJs ): 81% - 4 votes
Dancing ( level, etiquette, leader/follower ratio): 74.25% - 4 votes
Would you come back or recommend? - 3 votes

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El Abrazo de Riga

El Abrazo de Riga

El Otono Festivalito de Tango
El Otono Festivalito de Tango
77 out of 100 with 16 ratings


El Abrazo, as we know, is about embracing… Embracing with love, friendship, passion, joy, fun - anything you can imagine when meeting a friend. Embracing for tango or just to enjoy the moment. Hugging close. With friends any time is an el abrazo time...

WELCOME TO THE 5th - EL OTOṄO 2018 - edition of El ABRAZO DE RIGA * FESTIVALITO DE TANGO October 18-22, 2018 in Riga, Latvia!

* For the first time in the Baltic region – with Friday Grand Milonga Show and set of excellent tango classes – amazing Maja Petrovic II & Marko Miljevic (Croatia/Germany)

* Saturday Live Concert Milonga of Orquesta Típica Andariega (Argentina) with the brand new programme and performance of Special guests of the Festivalito

* "Una Noche. Tango de Buenos Aires" - a unique International Evening Tango Show with Orquesta Típica Andariega (Argentina) and International Tango Couples Cast, Special Guests of the Festivalito, vocal JeLena Gar (Latvia), Art Director Margita Antonova (Latvia) * Friday, Oct 19, 19:00-21:00 *

* Performances every night - Special Guests of the Festivalito – Michael Nadtochi (USA) & Paula Duarte (UK), Andrea Dedó & Monica di Pietro (Italy), Jessica Štšerbakova & Somer Surgit (Estonia/Turkey), Karina Lilu Dovbush & Artyom Dovbush (Russia), Margita Antonova & Zigmunds Abolins (Latvia), live guitar Grisha Nisnevich (USA)

* First in the Baltics Festival Vinilolonga – DJ Susanna Arbitrio (Italy)

* Confirmed International DJ Team – Andrea Dedó (Italy), Robert Kandefer (Poland), Vlad Ventru (Latvia), Диан Ко (Latvia), Emma Murros (Finland), Grisha Nisnevich (USA)

* Official Photographer of the Festivalito Matteo Marotta (Italy); photographers - Lyubov Solovyova (Russia), Maria Okruznova (Latvia)

* Free Guided City Sightseeing Tour with our perfect multilingual guide Natalia Poliakova

* Beautiful authentic Spanish Bella-Arabella fans from Katarzyna Dkk

* all night cafe Svētki Jums Thursday to Sunday at festival prices

* Day and Night Milongas from Thursday Welcome Party to Monday After Party with more than 35 hours of Tango

* Set of WORKSHOPS Friday to Sunday - 6 classes with Maja & Marko; 2 classes with Karina & Artyom; a musicality class with Grisha Niscnevich

* Great venues for Milongas and Classes on ...probably, THE BEST DANCEFLOORS in Riga *

* More exciting news to be announced ?
* And – above all – more than 250 old and new friends from all over the world!


* REGISTRATION OPEN from June 18, 2018 with attractive Early Bird offers not to be missed ?
* Artwork – thank You, Miks Priednieks!

Welcome to Riga! We will be happy to see you all in October again!


  • Location:
    Riga, Latvia
    Event dates:
    From: Thursday, 18 October 2018 - To: Monday, 22 October 2018
    Riga, Latvia
    Event dates:
    Event Starts: Thursday, 18 October 2018
    Event Ends: Monday, 22 October 2018
  • Maja Petrovic
    Marko Miljevic
    Maja Petrovic
    Marko Miljevic
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