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Friday, April 17 2020 00:00

Day 10: Tango by Neil Mackay

Violinist age 10 plays “Tango” by Neil Mackay

More dance music today – this time from South America. The tango combines musical elements from African, Native American and European cultures, and started in the 1880s among communities alongside the Rio de la Plata (Silver River), which is the natural border between the countries of Argentina and Uruguay. It was originally a dance for the common people, popular in dockside cafes and nightclubs, but eventually spread to Europe and North America too. Listen for the “Pa-PAH—pa pum-pum” rhythm that happens throughout the piece.

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