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The Tango, the essence of Argentine musicality


Tango became a fashionable dance mode in Argentina in the early 20th century, and is unmistakeable for the distinctively melancholic sound of the bandoneon.

‘Tango is a sad thought that is danced' wrote the Argentine composer Enrique Santos Discépolo. This is a pretty fair analysis of this sensual body-to-body, male-female dance, expressing the pain of men from Europe, living alone and cultivating nostalgia for the distant past. Great composers like Astor Piazzolla made it famous, so much so that Tango has been recognised by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity.

Learn how to dance Tango in the famous salons (milongas) such as Viruta and take in a professional performance at the Faena El Cabaret, a chic club with 1920s decor.

Armenia 1366
Buenos Aires

+54 11 47 74 63 57

Faena El Cabaret
Martha Salotti 445
Buenos Aires
Puerto Madero

+54 11 40 10 90 00

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