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The tango in Uruguay

The Tango was born on the banks of the Rio de la Plata for over a century. Descendant of the immigrant ships as an amalgam of influences, its origin dates back to suburban ports of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay).

The Tango is both a multi-genre roots, nature as a purely urban dance, sensual and now internationally renowned.

Born of immigrant influx and widespread in lowland areas or suburbs port of Buenos Aires. There were freely fusing diverse musical forms (candombe, payada, milonga, habanera, Andalusian tango, polka, waltz, etc..), Coming from the most diverse backgrounds (African, gauchos, colonial Hispanics, Indians, Italians, Jews, Germans, Andalusians, Cubans, etc.) to form the Tango. It is estimated that the transition took about forty years to fully establish itself as a genre made in the last decade of the nineteenth century.

The Tango can be interpreted by a variety of instrumental ensembles. Among the most characteristic are the quartet of guitars, guitar and bandoneon, the trio of bandoneon, piano and double bass, and orchestra or sextet.

The choreography, designed from the embrace of the couple, is extremely sensual and complex. This has evolved throughout history. At its inception, the Tango was a dance danced only by men, then joined the winning mixed couples dancing in character and sensuality.

Beyond the basic steps of tango (2x4) is simple, the dance is skillfully decorated by figures made permanent with the legs of both dancers (doodles) Also, in recent years, and its international influence-shows added in his choreography, stunts related to ballroom dancing.

The letters are made based on a regional slang called slang. They often express the sadness, disappointment, nostalgia and existential questions feel men and women of the people, a fact that somehow relates it with the blues. Also important in the thematic humorous lyrics and policies.

Fully enjoy tango with eyes and ears, or taking a class, is a vernacular art as varied and installed in Argentina it is impossible circumvention; offers travelers the possibility of a total immersion in his art, history, customs and secrets.


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