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Author Gonzalez, Mike, 1943- author.

Title Tango : sex and rhythm of the city / Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes.

Publication Info. London : Reaktion Books, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    793.33 GON    Available
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Description 216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Reverb series
Reverb series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-206), discography and filmography (pages 207-208) and index.
Contents Strangers in the city -- A city divided -- Tango goes to Paris -- Tango finds its voice -- Gardel and the golden age -- The dying of the light -- Astor Piazzola and tango nuevo -- The long road home.
Summary The explosion of participation in dance classes in recent years has led to the re-emergence of popular partner dancing, with Latin American styles at the forefront. Chief among these styles is the most sensual and dramatic of dances, the tango. Born in the unlit streets of Buenos Aires, tango was danced to the music of immigrants from Europe who crossed the ocean to Argentina, lured by the promise of a better life. The majority of these newcomers were young men, who found small comfort in the brothels and cabarets of the marginal districts where tango found its voice. They spoke the strange language of the streets, 'Lunfardo', and told their stories, the stories of prostitutes, petty thieves and disappointed lovers through the music and dance of the tango. Initially shunned as the music of the lower and criminal classes, after Paris went crazy for the tango before World War I it became acceptable for middle-class Argentines to dance this seductive dance.
Subject Tango (Dance) -- Argentina.
Tango (Dance) -- History.
Tangos -- History and criticism.
Added Author Yanes, Marianella, author.
Added Title Sex and rhythm of the city
ISBN 1780231075 (pbk)
9781780231075 (pbk)

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