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Orquesta Z

Argentine Tango Orchestra, and

Founder of Empanada Milonga presenting live music and performances

Dance to DJ tango music by the fabulous Don An.


Come celebrate our 9th year of Empanada Milonga at St. Clement's Berkeley, our monthly Argentine Tango Party at lovely St. Clement's in Berkeley, CA  on Sunday July 17, 2022.

This coming Empanada Milonga our guest instructors are the popular world tango champion Lorena Gonzalez Cattaneo and her partner Gaston Camejo, for the first time here in Berkeley.  Learn from the very best, for a 1.5 hour pre-milonga workshop from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

Then join us for our Empanada Milonga with music of our great DJ Don An from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM which as is our tradition will include free refreshments, including Susan and Juan's homemade Argentine empanadas, as well as complimentary fine Argentine wines.  Come celebrate Argentine tango at the sweetest afternoon milonga in the Bay Area with some of the friendliest and best dancers!

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Lorena and Gaston Tango Workshop Only (1:00-2:30)
Empanada Milonga Tango Party Only (2:30-6:00)
Both Tango Workshop and Empanada Milonga Only (1:00-6:00)

Please email copy of proof of vaccination to [email protected]

Strict Covid Protocols:

1. All participants must show proof of full vaccination against Covid to be admitted.

2. Please wear masks indoors.  N95 or KN95 preferred.

3. Everyone will have their temperature taken. No one with fever allowed.

4. Outdoor patio for refreshments without masks okay.

After 18 months of Covid-19 shutdown, we are pleased to begin our monthly milonga at the lovely St. Clement's as we begin our 9th year of presenting live Argentine tango in Berkeley on each 2nd Sunday of the month, featuring Orquesta Z or a guest tango band if we are touring.

Thank you our tango friends and family for supporting our non-profit endeavors for so many years and supporting Argentine tango in the Bay Area!


Sunday, July 17, 2002.     St. Clement's Berkeley with special guest instructor world champion Lorena Gonzáles Cattáneo and her partner Gaston Camejo.

Orquesta Z Quintet from 2019

                                                                                                      Orquesta Z

(photo by Frank Tapia)

Also many thanks to our local sponsors:

Mechanics Bank in Orinda, where Orquesta Z has banked its entire existence and we are in love with the staff of the Orinda branch, where they are instrumental in our survival, with sponsorship and service!!!

about Orquesta Z

Formed in 2011, Orquesta Z is composed of San Francisco Bay Area musicians with a love for Argentine tango. Our repertoire is rich with Golden Era Argentine tangos plus modern and original compositions from today and from around the world. The tangos we play are chosen to be interesting, engaging, and most importantly danceable!

Orquesta Z is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed to teach, perform, and present the dance and music of Argentine tango and the world to our multi-cultural constituency.

Orquesta Z

Bendrew Jong - Director