The Argentine TangoThe Argentine Tango dates back from
somewhere in the second half of the 19th century. Where it was born in
the large cities in the Rio de la Plata area in Argentina.
This new music phenomenon is now known as The Argentine Tango.
these early years the cities where over flooded with immigrants from
Italy, Spain and other countries. This resulted in an extraordinary
society, populated by a majority of men. On a certain date a number of
70% of the Buenos Aires' population were men!
listened to each others culture and melted together in language,
habits, dance and music. In the barracks and cafe's new steps and
figures where made up and practiced. On late nights these steps where tried out once more with the ladies from the brothels(!).
Tango is mostly an expression of the life in the Rio de la Plata
area. The lyrics where appropriate in the environment in which
they arose and where often considered rude. This is why it took long
before the Tango was accepted in higher social classes in Argentina
When the dance crossed the ocean to Paris, it didn't take long before the sound and movements where a break-thru in Europe.
Now you can dance Argentine Tango on different locations, every day
of the week. The places where Argentine Tango is danced are called
"salons" (Dutch) or