Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, was a symbolic goal of my trip. Long distances …
—- According to the Harvard Dictionary of Music, “Argentina has one of the richest art music traditions and perhaps the most active contemporary musical life” in South America.
As a result of the growth and commercial prosperity of the city in the late 18th century, the theatre became a vital force in Argentine musical life, offering Italian and French operas and Spanish zarzuelas. Italian music was very influential during the 19th century and the early 20th century, in part because of immigration, but operas and salon music were also composed by Argentines
One of the most famous tango songs: Astor Piazzolla – Tango Apasionado.
The Río de la Plata is known for being the birthplace of tango, which is considered an emblem of Buenos Aires. The city considers itself the Tango World Capital, and as such hosts many related events, the most important being an annual festival and world tournament. The most important exponent of the genre is Carlos Gardel, followed byAníbal Troilo; other important composers include Alfredo Gobbi, Ástor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Pugliese, Mariano Mores, Juan D’Arienzo and Juan Carlos Cobián. Tango music experienced a period of splendor during the 1940s, while in the 1960s and 1970s nuevo tango appeared, incorporating elements of classical and jazz music. A contemporary trend is neotango (also known as electrotango), with exponents such as Bajofondo and Gotan Project. On 30 September 2009, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee of Intangible Heritage declared tango part of the world’s cultural heritage, making Argentina eligible to receive financial assistance in safeguarding tango for future generations
The easiest way to see people dancing on the street is to go to La Boca. The colorful neighborhood attracts tourist and artist who please their eyes with their dancing skills.
Tango in Buenos Aires is possible to be seen everywhere. Dancers from various schools present their skills on the street. Having a glas of malbec wine while dancing or admiring tango show or music is a typical way of spending an evening. My favourite tango school was La Catedral, with my great teacher Maria.— In Buenos Aires tango is being danced everywhere. The picture below was taken on my way to run in Puerto Madero.