The Ever- Changing Past Of Buenos Aires Argentina Tango
Buenos Aires Argentina Tango has a history that has characterized and exalted its lovers, its town and its nation from the start of what has transformed into an everlasting passion.
Of modest lineage, Buenos Aires Argentina Tango is today a symbol of grandeur and beauty, of status and refinement; nevertheless, on the 1880’s, as people from Europe, Africa and other continents arrived to the Buenos Aires ports, they favored the “diversions” in pleasure houses, giving birth to tango, as a danced statement of the relationship between the lady of pleasure and her procurer. Hence, the tango was strongly rejected by the high class.
On its initial years, Buenos Aires Argentina Tango was diffused through deep sad tones which connected accurately to the foreigners’ experiences.
Later on, Ricardo Guiraldes, who was a poet, author, rich playboy and follower of the tango, went to Europe, composed a poem in honor of the dance and performed a tango in a famous salon in Paris. Parisians admired it and the tango turned into the first latin American dance passion of Europeans, immediately seizing Argentina’s rich class’s attention.
Aft Paris, Rudolph Valentino, a great movie star, performed a tango as an Argentine cowboy in the movie “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1926). Hollywood was capable of creating the most celebrated scene in tango history, and it would present great opportunities for the tango, even for future movies.
All these early successes and discoveries about Buenos Aires Argentina Tango were only the frame for the golden age of tango and Carlos Gardel, who is the real hero of Argentine tango; with a fervent voice and manly appearance, he was adored and idolized by all. Carlos Gardel turned famous and promoted the golden age of Buenos Aires Argentina Tango all over the world thanks to the radio, records and movies.
After Gardel’s death, the tango divided into two significant fronts: the conservative front and the evolutionist front. These groups developed until the conclusion of the tango’s golden age, approximately in 1950.
Astor Piazzola turned into the following figure of tango. He felt tango as a creation to be listened to instead of danced, thus, he wrote operas, classical music, dramas and movies based on this art. He rendered Buenos Aires Argentina Tango a different feeling which kept it alive. Mixtures of the tango with various rhythms, like jazz and rock, dominated the setting.
While this was happening, the first Buenos Aires Argentina Tango was maintained by defenders guided by singer Roberto “Polaco” Goyeneche and pianist Osvaldo Pugliese.
After the 1950’s, the tango nearly vanished from the sphere, as modern trends replaced it along the 60’s and 70’s. Nevertheless, nowadays, the new generations are beginning to see Buenos Aires Argentina Tango as a significant element of their lives and past.
Presently, the tango is granted an original personality by blending its roots with Piazzola, the flute and guitar, turning it into a rich art again and joining forces to transform tango into a forever powerful mode of connection, the spirit of which was, is and will always be, Buenos Aires, Argentina.