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World Tango Competition Heats Up in Buenos Aires

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7Dnews London

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:53 GMT

Visitors from all over the world will converge on Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, and the world’s Tango capital, from August 8th until August 21st for the city’s energetic international tango festival.

Salon tango dancers from around the world showed off their skills in Buenos Aires on Monday, August 12th as part of the World Tango Festival and Championship which is held annually in Argentina for a chance to appear in the finals at Luna Park stadium.

For the salon tango qualifiers, couples swirled and swivelled together on the dance floor, under the discerning eyes of a panel of judges.

Buenos Aires, the global tango hotspot, is reportedly the birthplace of the nostalgic and impassioned dance.

According to Argentines, the dance originated in the city's working-class ports at the turn of the 19th century.

The annual event includes free concerts, performances, classes, milongas (a musical genre of the area), and the Mundial de Tango, the world’s most important international tango dance competition.


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