Friday, 25 March 2011

The world of Argentine tango

I have never visited the birthplace of tango, but through records, films and live performances the world of Argentine tango has always fascinated me. Probably it is the intensity and passion that feels so appealing. There have been - and still are - many great tango performers and dancers in Argentina, but below I would like to introduce a couple of my own favourites.

As an introduction, here is a nice compilation of Argentinian tango illustrated by clips from old Argentinian films from the 1930s:

The legendary Francisco Canaro and his orchestra (and  two of the famous vocalists of that time):

Tango is, of course, great for dancing. If you would like to improve on your dancing skills, this couple shows what you can do:

For those who would like to know more about the history of tango this is an excellent site.