Synopses & Reviews
Born in the slums of Buenos Aires in the last decades of the 19th century, the tango has remained spectacularly alive for over 100 years and today is the focus of a new cult. What is the secret of the tango's appeal? Historian Simon Collier traces the tango's roots in Argentina and charts its rise from the brothels of Buenos Aires to become the quintessential expressions of Argentine popular culture. 250 illus. 75 in color.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-205) and index. Includes discography (p. 199-200).