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Monday, July 15th, 2013

DT – 011 – San Telmo, Buenos Aires

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

DT – 010 A short documentary

This is a day old, but it shows tango dancers on Buenos Aires’ streets.

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013

DT – 009 – Aimless

So you think I am crazy for saying the tango will break the Palestinian immigrants.

You might be forgiven if, as an American, you thought tango was an older, dying art forum. I, like most Americans, used to think tango’s heyday was around 1910.

You could not be more wrong. Tango never died in Argentina. It had its ups and downs; but it always re-invented itself and came back. In the 1950s, Astor Piazzola mixed it with jazz and classical music to create Nuevo Tango [New Tango]. Reviled at first, it sparked a revolution in the art form.

In the 1980s and 1990s, electrotango came out.


Sin Rumbo (Aimless) – by Otros Aires [Other Airs] – mixes older tangos with newer electronic forms

If, like me, you are American, you are probably unaware of tango’s resurgence. I know I used to be. Tango is roaring back. Now there are Argentine grandparents dancing tango with the grandchildren and their kids.

If one were to put 200,000 Palestinians in Argentina – less than ½% of the whole population, the Arabs would be confronted with a culture which not only gender mixes, but does so daily; and flaunts it in one’s face.

There is no way, Sharia would last more than one generation.


Pa’ Bailar [To Dance]
by Bajofondo [Low-Deep] – An Argentine-Uruguayan Electrotango band

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