The largest event dedicated to this style of music – tango – could not happen anywhere else but in Buenos Aires, also known as the tango capital. For two weeks, the Argentinian city hosts musicians, dancers and travelers from all over the world who attend an outstanding competition. More than 550 couples take part – and some of them are male only.
The festival usually takes place in August and also offers a wide range of non-stop concerts. All the events are stocked with wine and typical food from Argentina. La Casa del Tango, Academia Nacional del Tango and Centro Cultural Carlos Gardel are some of the spots that host these events, as well as the streets of Buenos Aires, which are filled with artists and tango lovers, who sing, play and dance to its rhythm on each and every corner.
Tango was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, as it is played worldwide. Therefore, it is not unusual to find dancers in Uruguay, Chile, Colombia and many other countries. For those who are interested in dance, there are several exhibitions and guided tours through traditional tango neighborhoods, such as Balvanera and Boedo.
Get ready to party: listen to some of the most famous songs in this style, such as “La Cumparsita” – the first tango song to ever achieve global fame –, “Mano a mano”, “Volver”, “Por Una Cabeza” and “Cambalache”.