Interview by Lucas Antonisse

tango tango history May 25, 2022

Interview with Mariano y Cosima in January 2022

Addition 1: The documentary was called 'Embraced by the Tango', published in 1991. The documentary features Sexteto Canyengue (musicians at that time:  Leo Vervelde, Carel Kraayenhof, Martijn van der Linden, 
and Carel Kraayenhof are followed in 1990 on their trip to Argentina and their visit to maestro Osvaldo Pugliese. Direction: Leendert Pot.
In 1993 they founded the Conservatorium for Tango in Rotterdam, together with Osvaldo Pugliese, who passed away in 1995.

Addition 2: Martijn van der Linden, violinist, pioneer in tango violin in The Netherlands. He can play "a whole orchestra" on violin solo. He also created his own tango orchestra, called Racing Club with amazing compositions and arrangements.

Interview with Mariano in July 2021 

Music talked about in this interview with Cosima:

Flores Negras

Composed by Francisco De Caro - Interpreted by Julio De Caro and his orchestra.


Gallo Ciego

Interpretation by Osvaldo Pugliese and his orchestra


Interpretation by Osvaldo Pugliese and his orchestra


About Mariano Diaz Campos
"I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Through my family I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life. I have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years.
My grandfather had a milonga in Tapalqué and my great aunt had a milonga in Buenos Aires during the Golden Era and after.
Both my parents are professional tangodancers. They were solo dancers of the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese and they worked intensively with Antonio Todaro and Suzuki y Pepito Avellaneda. Todaro gave me my first tango shoes.
I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, history and culture. I am a tanguero and a milonguero.
My interests beside tango are history, journalism (graduated journalism in 2001) and mindfulness (certified Mindfulness Based Trainer since 2021)."

About Cosima Diaz Campos
 "My love for tango started with the music (conservatorium Tango Violin) in 1996, and continued with the tango dance a few years later. I have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 20 years. With a background in physiotherapy - specialized in healthy posture & movement - I have a good foundation to build my classes from the basics up. From analysis to synthesis. Art (including Tango), Yoga and Mindfulness are the pillars of my private and professionl life."