Happy Birthday, Argentina!

by globevisions Argentina is turning 200 today and there are celebrations all over the country. Visit the official site for the bicentenario, where you can vote for the main symbols of Argentina, what defines the Argentinian. Interesting to see which symbols they have selected, and there are quite a few tango related, including the tango itself. From my experience the notion of the homeland (patria) is rather strong in Argentina so I guess this will be a great party! [Read More]

Confronting the Past

by willposh As tango lovers we want to love Argentina. But Argentina is a country with many problems and a difficult past, making it a country hard to love unconditionally. It was therefore good news to hear that now that the official Argentina finally faces the horrors of the dirty war, the last dictator of Argentina, Reynaldo Bignone, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison (also covered by the BBC & NYT). [Read More]