The Argentine Tango as Social History, 1880-1955: The Soul of the People

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Discusses lunfardo (the language of the tango) and lunfardo poets, the tango in the era of the Guardia Vieja, Carlos Gardel, the Epoca de oro of the tango (1917-1943), and the tango under Perón, (1943-1955). With a selected bibliography on the Argentine tango.


With many extracts from lyrics and quotations from contemporary critics, The Argentine Tango . . . . studies the tango as a social document, dealing with its social and historical perspective, and avoids any isolation of the music or dance from their cultural setting. This is a book that will be of interest to anyone engaged in Argentinian cultural studies." -- British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain

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