We hope your weekend was absolutely amazing! Though the weather may be up and down lately, hopefully you can still find yourself out and about enjoying all that Buenos Aires has to offer! One of my favorite things that I discovered about Buenos Aires and the Argentine culture, was the Tango.
The Tango, however is said to have been originally created in Uruguay, but was perfected in Buenos Aires. Since the time of its creation, it has become the symbol of Buenos Aires. The Porteños take serious pride in the tango, and all of the people who helped make it grow and be the legendary art form that it is.
Some popular figures that influenced the Tango were the ever famous, Carlos Gardel, Anibal Troilo, the Cachafaz, and many more. There are streets, restaurants, monuments, schools, subte stops, and even regions of the city named after them! In honor of these influences and of the Tango as an art, there will be a festival in Mid August.
“This is the big one: it’s the city’s – and therefore the world’s – most important tango festival, a nine-day extravaganza of concerts, shows, free classes, exhibitions, open-air milongas (Avenida Corrientes is closed for a massive dance off) and other tango-related festivities. If you’re in town, don’t miss it. If you’re a tango fan, plan your trip around it.” -http://www.timeout.com/buenos-aires/features/299/festivals-events-in-buenos-aires
Don’t miss your chance to dive in deeper to the Porteño culture at this awesome festival. If some of you feel up to it, you could even participate and dance yourselves!
Chicos, enjoy your wonderful week, and people of the U.S.A don’t forget that this wednesday is July 4th! Independence day for you guys. Be sure to show your pride respectfully and be safe!