Notes On Music
12:45 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

The Tango

A couple dance the tango in the streets of San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
Credit Wikimedia Commons / Anouchka Unel

Born in the slums of Buenos Aires, the passionate tango eventually became the rage in the United States.  But some critics reacted by saying it was too sexually suggestive. 

Evangelist Bob Jones said New Yorkers were tangoing themselves “to the brink of hell”, adding “the only difference between Manhattan and hell is that Manhattan is surrounded by water.” 

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