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Origins of the Tango

Date: April 11, 2012 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

If you are planning a trip to Buenos Aires in Argentina, then there is something you absolutely must try – the tango! This passionate dance is full of twists and turns accompanied by music that is full of zesty percussions and vibrant horns. A trip to Argentina is not complete without an attempt to learn this dazzling dance.

The tango originated in the underbelly of Argentina, but the true origins of both the word and dance have been lost. Many historians speculate that the tango came from a mix of the different poorer peoples in the country.

The tango was rejected by high society when it first emerged, but as time went on it became more and more accepted. As the dance developed,  various instruments came into use and the music evolved as much as the dance itself. It wasn’t until the tango was introduced to Paris that it exploded in popularity. Eventually, the tango arrived in New York in 1913 and has become popular ever since.

When visiting Buenos Aires, you will see many different places that offer tango lessons. It is great fun to take a lesson with your partner. If you are a little on the shy side, there are shows and nightclubs where you can see the tango in action.

Visit Buenos Aires where you can get a first-hand look at rich Latin culture and pick up a few new dance moves!

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