Exciting, romantic, passionate, sensual, seductive… The Argentine Tango.
The Argentine Tango was born more than a hundred years ago in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Poor immigrants made music and music traditions from Italy, Spain and Eastern Europe mingled with native South American music. Originating in the working-class neighbourhoods and slums, tango was increasingly welcomed by the well-off classes. But the real popularity of tango could only arise when a tour of Europe was organized for a few orchestras and dancers. Tango became hugely popular in many European capitals in the years 1915-1920. From the tango as it sounded at that time and as it was danced the ballroom-tango was born, the tango that is now danced in the dance schools.