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Buenos Aires — By Pablo Juan Augustinowicz on March 13, 2010 at 12:01 am
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Tangos y Milongas

Buenos Aires is the birthplace and the world capital of the Tango, a rhythm that was created by the banks of the Rio de la Plata at the end of the 19th century, as a fusion of European and African music.

The tango is manifested in the lyrics (many of the words used in the tango come from lunfardo or porteños’ slang); in the music (the bandoneon provided the music from the Rio de la Plata with that melancholic and somewhat sullen sound that characterizes tango today); and in the dance.

You may take Tango classes which last between one and two hours. It is ideal to take four or five lessons. From the first lesson, teachers train beginners in the mastering of the basic steps: eight simple movements that may be learned in a few hours.

Buenos Aires is full of houses with live tango orchestras and dancers. The most important places that offer live shows usually include dinner.

You may also go to the milongas, places where you dance tango. Many of them organize classes, given by specialized teachers, before the dancing. For beginners and more experienced dancers, the offer includes group or individual classes.

Many dancing couples share the milonga dance floor. To dance without bumping into each other, you should choose either to get there early or to leave late.

bottom line: don´t miss out the chance to feel and enjoy the passion and excitement of the Tango through you veins.

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    Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires
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  2. B
    Ro de La Plata - Argentina
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