Tango/Argentina

Tradition

TANGO. Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Argentinian and Uruguayan tradition of the Tango, now familiar around the world, was developed by the urban lower classes in Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the Rio de la Plata basin. Among this mix of European immigrants to the region, descendents of African slaves and the natives of the region known as criollos, a wide range of customs, beliefs and rituals were merged and transformed into a distinctive cultural identity. That community today includes musicians, professional and amateur dancers, choreographers, composers, songwriters, teachers of the art and the national living treasures who embody the culture of tango. Tango is also incorporated into celebrations of national heritage in Argentina and Uruguay, reflecting the widespread embrace of this popular urban music.

TRADITION WILL REPRESENT:

The Cachivache Quintet (Argentina)

The Cachivache Quintet (El Cachivache Quinteto) is currently one of the most popular tango groups and is widely recognized on the world music circuit. Sometimes called 'Tango Punk' ', the group is characterized by its undeniably creative, original, and very “danceable '' style. Greatly implicated in the Buenos Aires tango dance community, they hold their own milonga once a week every Monday.

Dancers Majo Martirena (Uruguay) and Rodrigo Fonti (Argentina)

Majo Martirena – she started dancing tango to 16 years of age in her native country, Uruguay. For the few last years, she has being teaching and dancing in many festivals around the world with Rodrigo Fonti. R. Fonti – energetic, creative, funny and passionate tango dancer born in southern Argentina. Dancers are constantly studying the roles and how to empower them. Looking for a dance fueled by the sincerity and freshness, being present in every moment.

TDJ Vito Venturino (Argentina)

Guitar & bass player for rock and jazz. Attracted to tango during the new millenium, founded the band in 2008. Musician, dj and dancer.

 

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