Sarajevo Tango Festival to be held soon

January 7, 2020 3:45 PM

 

For the first time in Bosnia-Herzegovina, from February 6th to 10th, the Sarajevo Tango Festival will be held.

It is a four-day event taking place at the Holiday Hotel, where it will be danced almost all day long until late into the night.

Organizers promise four days of great fun.

“We can promise you four days of tango to remember in a unique Sarajevo atmosphere, an opportunity to learn from world-renowned maestros and great DJs to keep you entertained until late hours,” organizers said.

The Sarajevo Tango Festival will also present seven ninety-minute workshops with Miguel Angel Zott and Daian Guspero and six workshops with Sercano and Zeynep, Klix.ba news portal reports.

Tango is a partner dance, and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.

It was born in the impoverished port areas of these countries, where natives mixed with slave and European immigrant populations.

The tango is the result of a combination of the German Waltz, Czech Polka, Polish Mazurka, and Bohemian Schottische with the Spanish-Cuban Habanera, African Candombe, and Argentinian Milonga.

The tango was frequently practiced in the brothels and bars of ports, where business owners employed bands to entertain their patrons with music. The tango then spread to the rest of the world. Many variations of this dance currently exist around the world.

On August 31, 2009, UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.

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