Argentine Tango is an improvised social dance with a rich musical heritage! It's a musical genre and a social dance. Its lyrics and music are marked by nostalgia, expressed through melodic instruments including the bandoneon.
The generally accepted theory is that in the mid-1800s, the African slaves who had been brought to Argentina or their descendants began to influence the local culture.The intermixing of African, Spanish, Italian, British, Polish, Russian and native-born Argentines resulted in a melting pot of cultures, and each borrowed dance and music from one another.
Traditional polkas, waltzes and mazurkas were mixed with the popular habanera from Cuba and the candombe rhythms from Africa.Tango is one of the most beautiful, elegant, and sensual of partner dance.The modern tango is the result of this melting-pot.