The tango, an icon of the City

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The tango, an icon of the City
Source: VISIT BUENOS AIRES
The tango, an icon of the City
Source: VISIT BUENOS AIRES
The tango, an icon of the City
Source: VISIT BUENOS AIRES
September 28, 2022

Sensual and nostalgic, tango is part of the identity of Buenos Aires.


As the first notes of a tango play, a woman straightens her back on her chair and looks subtly at the men on the opposite side of the dance floor. She, ready and with her shoes on, takes her time to feel in orbit with the atmosphere. He, already prepared for the mission, adjusts the cuffs of his shirt and nods. The dancer discreetly returns the gesture and the man stands up and walks towards her. By the time he reaches the table, she hugs him and they begin to dance.
What is tango?

Born in the Río de la Plata in the 19th century, tango is a musical style that results from the fusion between African culture and the local cultures of the gauchos and native peoples, in addition to the contribution of European immigrants –mainly Spanish. and Italians – and from the Middle East.

The most famous music and dance of Buenos Aires have come a long way since they emerged in the pulperías and patios of San Telmo and La Boca. Originating in the 1800s, tango took on greater complexity as its popularity exploded during the golden age of the 1920s-1950s, with big orchestras arriving to redefine its sound. Nowadays it is possible to listen to everything: from groups that reproduce the most classic melodies to others with punk and even electronic characteristics.

What better place than the World Capital of Tango to feel what this dance transmits? Enjoy the best of porteño tango!
https://youtu.be/MqTBUwvIrdA

There are at least three ways you can enjoy their music and even encourage yourself to take a few steps:
Taking classes: The alternatives are countless; tango for solo men and women, for beginners, for couples, with friends, in a beautiful park and for free and more. Learning tango in the city of Buenos Aires, birthplace of the mythical 2×4, is a unique opportunity that you should not miss.

Enjoying a dinner show: in this experience two Buenos Aires passions come together: gastronomy and tango. Getting drunk with the music of a live orchestra, while watching the spectacular performances of talented dancers and enjoying an excellent dinner can be the best experience. The spaces where you can enjoy this art range from historical or more traditional places to modern hotels.

Milongas: if you are looking for a more local experience, you can visit one of the many milongas that take place in Buenos Aires. The milongas are meeting places where all those fans of tango meet to dance. However, going to a milonga does not imply that one "should" dance. A milonga is a social meeting that has the main objective of facilitating the dance of Argentine Tango among its participants.

In the City of Buenos Aires there are many milongas, distributed throughout the different neighborhoods, in which milonga circuits are organized (a different milonga opens every night of the week). Many organize classes (led by specialized teachers) before the dance. For beginners and initiates, group or individual. Tango, milonga or waltz. Old lounges, cafes or neighborhood clubs host a milonga every night in which everyone can walk the dance floor turning counterclockwise.

Classic or modern themes are heard in these tango temples: echoes of great figures, such as Carlos Gardel, Aníbal Troilo and Astor Piazzolla coexist with new contemporary styles. Different voices and harmonies that give free rein to the same fervor.

Milongas guide most recognized by users:
www.hoy-milonga.com

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