Getting to know tango and Buenos Aires

One way to start to understand Buenos Aires is to get to know the tango. You'll notice, as I've stated before, that the tango is truly ingrained in the culture - not just in streetside tango shows for tourists but throughout the city.

To know tango in Buenos Aires, you should get to know three names. The first is Carlos Gardel, a 1930s era tango singer who died in a plane crash and is been revered to this day. The second is Astor Piazzola, a tango composer and musician who many feel revolutionized tango. The third, though not Argentine, is Gotan Project, a multinational group from Paris that has modernized tango.

Here is your quick crash course...

Carlos Gardel

Astor Piazzola

Gotan Project

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