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The Tango

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The Tango

  1. 1. The Tango Staci Johnson
  2. 2. History of the tango <ul><li>Began in working class neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Began while under the control of the Spanish Empire </li></ul><ul><li>African slaves brought to Argentina influenced local culture </li></ul>
  3. 3. More History <ul><li>Tango means “closed place” </li></ul><ul><li>Tango is the word slaves used to describe a place to freely dance </li></ul>
  4. 4. Clothing Worn <ul><li>The culture was poor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men wore: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slouch hats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loosely tied neckerchiefs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High-heeled boots with knives </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tango around the World <ul><li>The tango was worldwide in the early 1900’s </li></ul><ul><li>During the golden age of Argentina, 1940’s and 1950’s the tango was at the height of its popularity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sources <ul><li>http://www.tejastango.com/tango_history.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.totango.net/sergio.html </li></ul>

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