What is Argentine Tango?

Tango is Life

What does this sentence mean? It suggests that those who do not tango don’t know what life is. Can such a radical thought make sense?
Ask anyone who is involved in Tango, passionately, which is the only way to be involved in it, and that will be the answer.
This attitude in relation to Tango is rooted in the fact that Tango gives you fulfillment, opening you up to the possibility of making your life a work of Art.

Marcelo Solis answers what is Argentine Tango.
Marcelo Solis' video classes reviews at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Classes reviews

Watch our videos

Exercise and practice will improve your dance. We like to share with you these videos. Here we show you what and how to do it. Then you listen to the music and put your feelings in the moves. You'll dance!!!

Argentine Tango Music

We would like to share with you a selection.

Tango music is referred to by orchestra, using the name of the conductor. A Tango orchestra is called an “Orquesta Típica,” which is composed of piano, violins, bandoneons and bass. Some orchestras include other instruments.
The recordings played for dancing in milongas belong to a period of time known as the “Época Dorada” (Golden Era), which is mainly comprised of the 1940s. The “Época Dorada” also includes recordings from as early as the mid-1920s and as late as some contemporary recordings, so long as they contain the characteristic sound of the 1940s.
The “Época Dorada” was the manifestation of the art of Tango as its best: composers, arrangers, lyricists, instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors – together with a surge in the dance and a cultural environment that put Tango at the center of Argentine life.

Argentine Tango music of Golden Era of Tango. Orquesta Típica.
Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires. Our favorite milongueros. Blas Catrenau dancing in a performance.

Our favorite milongueros

Watch them dance

Find here videos of some of our favorite dancers, who are mostly our teachers. They had dedicated their lives to the beauty of Tango. We honor them by paying careful attention to their dance.

History of Tango

How Tango came to be?

The dance of Tango originated in the second half of the XIX century, in the area designated Rio de la Plata, on the outskirts of port cities like Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Rosario. How tango came to be is unknown. What we have is information about the history leading up to the rise of Argentina as a state. From these facts, all we can do is speculate about how Tango came to be.

History of Argentine Tango. The barrel organ was essential to the spread of Tango at its early stages.
Argentine Tango resources: movies, books, websites at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Argentine Tango resourses

Books - Movies - Links

Find important information you must know about Argentine Tango. We provide you with a list of books, movies, documentaries, and other websites for you to learn more about the infinite beauty of the Art of Tango. We like to contribute with your search to satisfy your curiosity about what we love.

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