Argentinian Culture Comes Alive at Folklorama

Argentinian Culture Comes Alive at Folklorama

By Dave Baxter (@davebbbaxter)

Performers entertain the crowd at the Folklorama Argentina Tango Pavilion on Thursday August 16, 2012. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
Dancers perform at the Folklorama Argentina Tango Pavilion on Thursday night. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)

The soul and passion of the Argentinian culture is brought to life at Folklorama’s Argentina Tango Pavilion.

The pavilion celebrates the South American country with an amazing show starting with a performance by Los Criollitos, a dance troupe made up of of eleven local kids of Argentinian descent performing a choreographed dance while flashing big smiles for the audience.

Local musical group the Pato Vitali Trio keeps the party going playing soulful renditions of traditional tangos for the crowd.

The highlight of the night is an energetic performance by dance group Malon del Sur, who perform a lively set featuring the tango and the malambo. The group features amazing costumes and nonstop energy.

Laura Sonin, the media contact for the Argentina Tango Pavilion, said the pavilion is consistently successful because of its performances and the wide range of food and drink available.

“The Argentina Tango Pavilion has been one of Folklorama’s favourites and most successful pavilions,” said Sonin. “Since its debut in 2002, thousands of visitors have been coming to our pavilion to enjoy the live performances of top-notch artists and tasty and affordable traditional Argentinean food.”

The pavilion boasts an impressive menu with three kinds of empanadas, two kinds of sandwiches as well as an Argentinian stew and three types of traditional desserts.

The bar features wine, beer and sangrias as well as Argentinian wine tasting events happening throughout the week.

Argentina “Tango” Pavilion (Week 2, August 12-18)
Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue
Show times: Nightly at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. (Saturday late show at 11 p.m.)

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