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Tangolocked

  • Gerard Béhague

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A Latin American song and dance genre. The etymology of the word ‘tango’ is still much debated. During the 19th century in Spain and several Latin American countries the term designated various types of dances, songs and communal festivities. Fernando Ortíz and others claim the word is of African origin with the general meaning ‘African dance’. Others believe it is of Castilian origin, derived from the old Spanish word ...

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