Tango is a popular dance that means charm and elegance, but at the beginning it was very different. Tango was the music of the poor people of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nowadays, Tango is danced all over the world.

Tango was born in Buenos Aires around 1880. There were a lot of immigrants trying to forget their lives problems. Tango was the result of the mixing of several cultures. In Tango, one can notice slight influence of African cultures, perhaps more likely Cuban rhythms, and part of European cultures, that came with Spaniards and other immigrants. For instance, one of the most important musical instruments used to play tango is the bandoneon. This musical instrument, like the acordeon, was brought to Argentina from Germany in 1886.

Carlos Gardel helped develop tango-canción in the 1920s and became one of the most popular tango artists of all time.

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EXAMPLE of Tango dance:

The Tango ROXANNE.

Roxanne is the Tango dance from the film Moulin Rouge. Here you can find the video and in the previous document you will find an activity about the song.

Here you can watch the video of the dance and listen to the song:


Rock ‘n’ Roll

Rock and roll is a musical style that emerged in the United States in the 1950s. It was a combination of some musical genres, such as guitar-accompanied rhythm and blues, jazz, black and white gospel music, and the songs of popular white crooners and harmony groups.

Elvis Presley (1935–1977) made rock and roll the musical style of the 1950s and 1960s, influencing many other musicians who adapted the music to this new style.

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This is Elvis Presley…


What is Jazz music?

Jazz is a musical form developed by African Americans and influenced by both European harmonic structure and African rhythms.
Jazz developed in… (Click on the following link to learn more: Jazz).

Louis Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter who became the first great soloist in jazz. He is widely recognized as a founding father of jazz. One of his most famous songs is What a wonderful world.
Listen to the song.

Do you want to learn more about jazz and musicians of this genre such as Miles Davis?

Have a look to this website! Here you can find information about jazz music, jazz musicians and even listen to the sound of jazz instruments: CLICK HERE.