4.3 - 'tiene olor a vida... tiene gusto a muerte': la evolucion del tango en Argentina y Uruguay

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  • 4.3 - 'tiene olor a vida... tiene gusto a muerte': la evolucion del tango en Argentina y Uruguay
    • History of Tango
      • Originated in the 1880s along el Rio de la Plata (border between Argentina and Uruguay)
        • It originated from the poorer areas, where European immigrants, slaves and natives mixed.
          • Conservative people considered it vulgar as it was a very sensual dance.
            • Tango declined in the 1950s due to curfews.
              • It was repopularised in the 1980s where a younger generation watched Tango shows.
            • High society soon started enjoying it too.
    • Julio Sosa
      • Nicknamed el Varon del Tango
      • One of the best tango singers of all time.
      • Born in 1926 in Buenos Aires
      • Died in 1964
      • Uruguayen tango singer.
    • Carlos Gardel
      • French Argentine singer.
      • Most prominent figure in the history of tango due to his baritone voice and dramatic lyrics.
    • How to dance Tango
      • Tango is supposed to be a simple dance and focus on the energy flowing between the dance partners.
        • The Europeanisation of Tango focuses more on impressing the audience, rather that the feeling felt when dancing. This is said to be putting Tango under threat.

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