While having dinner at her home, Lola Diaz (Tangopal & CITA co-director) had a striking idea: a ceremony where the work, effort and dedication in tango could be rewarded by peers. As a result, a few days later the awards PremiosTango were born. Certainly, she needed to spread the word, so after two months of hard work, more than a hundred invitees from almost every branch in tango’s creative industry heard a proposal to be part of the board of jurors. Articles of incorporation were soon presented and everybody was ready to go. Doesn’t it seem like a great idea?


We do not think of the awards as a competition. And, above all, they are no joke.
No one has to register to participate; we are all participating while we are working in tango.
PremiosTango do not want to reward a stranger, neither somebody's overall life experience or choose the best dancer in history.
We intend to recognize the merit during the period of one year, in this case, 2017.


Shall be given annually to honor outstanding artistic achievements and other merits in the world of tango.
To be conferred only at an annual PremiosTango ceremony.


18 preliminary categories will be presented.
These are the nominees:

Premios Tango brindis


“Maybe we don’t know each other much, but surely you know my husband. For a long time, in different ways, he, Fabián Salas, tried to give recognition and pay homage to many colleagues. I've always found these acts something wonderful and one day I thought, why not do the same formally? And just like that, the Premios Tango were born.”

Best Photographer

     Federico Paleo
     Ishka Michocka
     Michele Maccarrone

Best Attire

     Leandro Sanchez
     Miguel Mancera
     Roxana Vincelli

Best Shoes

     Comme il faut
     Neo Tango

Best Show / Spectacle

     Dos, lo que se disuelve
     Esquina Carlos Gardel

Best Orchestra

     La Juan D’Arienzo
     Romantica Milonguera
     Solo Tango Orquesta

Best DJ

     Analia Del Giglio – La Rubia
     Horacio Godoy
     Jorge Vacca – Punto y Branca
     Marcelo Rojas

Vote here

Best Milonga / Práctica

     La viruta
     Parakultural (Salon Canning)

Best School / Academy

     Boulder Tango Studio
     DNI Tango
     Leandro Palou Tango Academy
     Zotto Tango Academy

Best Organizer

     Angelo Grasso
     Fabian Salas & Lola Diaz
     Omar Viola

Best Festival

     Mallorca Tango Festival
     Tango Torino Festival

Best Choreography

     Carolina Giannini & Mauro Caiazza
     Hugo Mastrolorenzo & Agustina Vignau

     Vanesa Villalba & Facundo Piñero

Best Improvisation

     Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez
     Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda
     Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne

Revelation of the Year

     Carolina Giannini & Mauro Caiazza
     German Ballejo & Magdalena Gutierrez
     Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon
     Vanesa Villalba & Facundo Piñero

Master of the Year

     Fabian Salas
     Gustavo Naveira
     Olga Besio

Follower of the Year

     Ariadna Naveira
     Juana Sepulveda
     Lola Diaz

Leader of the Year

     Chicho Frumboli
     Federico Naveira
     Javier Rodriguez
     Octavio Fernandez
     Pancho Martinez Pey

Couple of the Year

     Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez
     Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda
     Christian Marquez & Virginia Gomez
     Sebastian Achaval & Roxana Suarez

Tango de Oro

     Guillermina Quiroga
     Gustavo Naveira
     Miguel Angel Zotto


We rely on them to set the Award’s strategic vision, and assure the fulfillment of its mission.
The panel consists of 100 juries in all, although not all jurors will judge all categories. Each of the categories will be considered by 30 jurors approximately. Some of the juries might be nominees as well. There's no incompatibility.
We take pride on being as objective as possible. Therefore, each Jury will be assigned based on experience, travels and current activity in the category they’ll qualify.
Its members, in alphabetical order:

Adrián Veredice – Alejandra Gutty – Alejandra Hobert – Alejandra Mantiñán – Alexander Prischepov – Angel Montero – Aoniken Quiroga – Ariadna Naveira – Avik Basu – Carla Marano – Carlitos Espinoza – Carlos Copello – Carlos Vizzotto – Carolina Giannini – Carolina Zokalski – Cecilia Capello – Cecilia González – Mariano Chicho Frúmboli – Christian Márquez – Claudio González – Cristina Sosa – Daiana Guspero – Damián Rosenthal – Dana Frígoli – Daniel Nacucchio – Diego Amorín – Diego Di Falco – Eduardo Cappussi – Elba Sottile – Esteban Moreno – Fabián Peralta – Fabián Salas – Fabio Robles – Federico Naveira – Federico Paleo – Fernanda Ghi – Fernando Carrasco – Fernando Galera – Fernando Gracia – Fernando Sanchez – Fuentes  Fernández – Gastón Torelli – Gisela Nátoli – Guillermina Quiroga – Guillermo Monteleone – Gustavo Rosas – Javier Rodríguez – Jimena Hoeffner – Rodrigo Joe Corbata – Johana Copes – Johanna Jezernicki – Jorge Vacca Punto y Branca – Josefina Bermúdez – Juana Sepúlveda – Julio Balmaceda – Julio Bassán – Junior Cervila – Kicca Tommasi – Laura Legazcue – Lautaro Cappella – Leandro Palou – Leo Di Cocco – Lorena Ermocida – Lucila Cionci – Marcela Guevara – Marcelo Rojas – María Tsiatsiani – Mariana Flores – Mariela Sametband – Michele Maccarrone – Miguel Ángel Zotto – Moira Castellano – Nick Jones – Nicolas Cobos – Nito García – Noelia Barsi – Noelia Hurtado – Nora Olivera – Octavio Fernández – Olga Besio – Oliver Kolker – Pablo Inza – Pablo Pugliese – Pancho Martínez Pey – Paola Jean Jean – Paulo Bidart – Pepa Palazón – Roberto Herrera – Romina Levín – Rubén Véliz – Sabrina Masso – Sabrina Véliz – Sol Cerquídes – Soledad Larretapia – Susy Casalboni – Vagner Ferreira – Varo Pibe Rodolfini – Virginia Gómez – Virginia Pandolfi – Yael Szmule


The world-wide qualifying run begins January 1, 2017, and continues through midnight of December 31, 2017.
The Board of Jurors will present the nominees starting January 1 up to January 5, 2018. Not more than two nominations shall be made by each Jury for each award.
It's important to note that the nominees will be judged for their performance on 2017 only. Nobody will judge lifetime merits.
The final voting will take place between January 10 and January 15, 2018. Only three candidates will be presented as final nominees for each category. Those will attend the Premios Tango ceremony.
*Voting for nominations and awards shall be by secret ballot. The ballots won't be disclosed.


The first edition of Premios Tango will be held on March, 10th 2018 in Buenos Aires.
The ceremony will take part during a private dinner held at the Abasto Hotel. To be followed by an After Party Milonga open to the public.

Location: Abasto

Abasto Hotel Buenos Aires Av Corrientes 3190 CABA, Buenos Aires C1193


Most spots are reserved for the nominees and important personalities of the tango industry.
But it wouldn't be the same without you ;)
Reserve your spot!
$15 OFF for CITA 2018 participants (use code LOVECITA)

Premios Tango created and directed by Lola Díaz. Produced by Tangopal.

My gratitude and appreciation  to our #1 investor Fabián Salas. Special thanks to all my colleagues and Abasto Hotel for inspiring this idea.

Premios Tango is non-profit. All proceeds will be destined to the ceremony’s production.