With the COVID-19 Pandemic shutting down milongas world-wide, some might ask what effect past pandemics had on tango in Buenos Aires. This article looks into two pandemics that hit Argentina […]
The first copyright law in Argentina covering artistic works went into effect in 1933 (Ley N° 11.723 | english translation). That law allowed either corporations or individuals to hold a […]
This photo from the 1950’s of the extremely popular tango singer, Alberto Castillo, illustrates why it was difficult to dance during his performances.
Tango dancers in 1929, Buenos Aires. Photo taken in the Belgrano neighborhood, close to the river, during a picnic in a garden, attended by fair-skinned immigrants from the Basque region […]
On June 24, 1935 Carlos Gardel died in a plane crash. After the crash, the autopsy of Gardel revealed a bullet in his chest. This gave rise to long standing conspiracy theories that a fight had broken out on the plane which ended with gun shots and an explosion.