11 december 1890 is the birth date of
one of the most emblematic personalities in the history of tango -
singer and composer Carlos Gardel, author of a number of well known
tangos, who made tango popular around the world with his singing and
his starring in big Hollywood productions. On this same day, but 9
years later, in 1899, another famous tango figure was born - violinist
and composer Julio De Caro, one of the greatest innovators in the
history of the genre who introduced arrangment in tango music and
created the so-called Decarean school - the base of the education of
most tango musicians and composers today.
|Julio De Caro|
Taking into account the
importance of this date in the musical history of tango, in 1977 11 december
was proclaimed as the National Day of Tango in Argentina. Following the
growing popularity of argentine tango around the world, many
aficionados in other countries began paying tribute to this date and
the "Tango Day" gained worldwide recognition.
Taking into consideration all this, in 2004 the founders of
TanguerIN chose 11 December to announce the set up of their organization and
since then have tried to turn this date into a true celebration of the
dance, the music, the poetry, the art, the culture and the spirit of
Tango. At the bootom of this page you will find links to the pages of previous events dedicated to the argentinean Day of tango organized by Tanguerin.