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Guide to Tango Music: A Brief History of Argentine Tango

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 4 min read

Out of all Argentina’s cultural exports, few have had the impact of Argentine tango. Since the early twentieth century, tango Argentino and the tango dance tradition have spread throughout Latin America, Europe, North America, and beyond to become a world music phenomenon.