Tango : Tango Dance, Music and History

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Tango dance, music and history takes you on a journey through its mythical past and brings you right into the 21st century. We discover the pioneers of tango dance, music and trace its evolution from the streets to the ballrooms and back again to the streets. Tango is a dance that many influences from South America, European and African culture. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe and Africa. The word "tango" seems to have first been used in connection with the dance in the 1890s, related to the African word "tango" (drum or dance place). Tango consists of a variety of styles that developed in different regions and eras of the Rio Plata region of South America as well as in other locations around the world. The dance developed in response to many cultural influences which are revealed in this book.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508659303
  • 9781508659303