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Derrick Del Pilar

Born and raised in Chicago, I came to the tango while studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 2006. In 2008 I earned my B.A. with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish & Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and in 2009 I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. My specialty is the history & literature of early 20th century Argentina.
Derrick Del Pilar has written 138 posts for Poesía de gotán: The Poetry of the Tango

Un tango y nada más (1945)

A Tango and Nothing More lyrics by Carlos Waissmusic by Armando Lacava/Juan Pomati One more tango, a sparrow from the old neighborhood,arrives, grinding out its cruel disappointment.The memories of my life are swirling around,my grey life that no longer has a song.Where could they be, those who were my companions,my first love in a pale … Continue reading

La madrugada (1944)

Daybreaklyrics by Cátulo Castillomusic by Ángel Maffia The night revolves around the timetableof the sad, sleep-deprivedbell tower clock.The pain of a streetcar rolls ondressed in lonelyblue melancholy…And a phantom mistenvelops the cafewith its delicate gloom.The night weeps in its agony…What am I seeking? Where am I going?I don’t know…I don’t know… Could it be the … Continue reading

Una noche de poesía – Tango Poetry Project

I am pleased to announce that this Sunday and Monday, March 21 & 22, 2021, I will be a guest at Ayano Yoneda’s virtual tango events, “Bailongo de los domingos” and “Una noche de poesía.” This weekend marks the one year anniversary of these events! On Sunday at Bailongo De Los Domingos, we will listen … Continue reading

Milonga Café Pacífico: January 23, 2021

The next Café Pacífico will be held on January 23, 2021, from 7 to 10 pm PDT (GMT-8).DJ: Amy Zhou (New York City)Musical Guests Ben Bogart & Whitney Cheung Visit our Facebook event for more details and the Zoom link as the time comes closer! Fileteado logo by Fernando Nahmijas You are all cordially invited … Continue reading

Milonga Café Pacífico

All across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away our ability to safely gather at milongas, marathons, and festivals to dance together. While I, like so many of us, grieve this (hopefully temporary) loss of this central piece of tango culture, thanks to modern technology we do have ways to stay connected and continue … Continue reading

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