A choreographed and stylized gancho
A choreographed and stylized gancho

Tango is a musical genre and its associated dance forms that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay and spread to the rest of the world soon after that.

Early tango was known as tango criollo, or simply tango. Today, there are many tango dance styles, including Argentine Tango, Uruguayan Tango, Ballroom tango (American and International styles), Finnish tango and vintage tangos. What many consider to be the authentic tango is that closest to that originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay, though other types of tango have developed into mature dances in their own right.

The name India (pronounced /ˈɪndiə/) is derived from Indus, which is derived from the Old Persian word Hindu, from Sanskrit Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River.[18] The ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi (Ινδοί), the people of the Indus.[19] The Constitution of India and common usage in various Indian languages also recognise Bharat (hi-Bharat.ogg pronunciation , /bʰɑːrət̪/) as an official name of equal status.[20] Hindustan (Hindustan.ogg /hin̪d̪ust̪ɑːn/ ), which is the Persian word for “Land of the Hindus” and historically referred to northern India, is also occasionally used as a synonym for all of India.[21]

Ok…so yes that was a bit cheeky and somewhat predictable – plunk the wikipedia definition for both key words – and viola you have an ‘About’ page.   What we hope to do however very much extends beyond the amalgamation of the meaning of these two words so that the whole is very much more than the sum of the parts.  TangoIndia.in is a site that aims to be the definitive portal for Tango in India – so that enthusiasts, affectionadoes and neophites alike may find out more about argentine tango here in India.  Where and when classes are being held, where the cool parties are and such information.  You can expect information on tango experts visiting India.  You can expect cool blogposts about Tango from dancers here in India.  And very importantly we expect you the reader as well to participate by writing to us and commenting on the posts.  As they say – it takes two to Tango!

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  2. Hi, it is really exciting to find there are so many milongas happening in the major cities. My wife and I are tangueros and we organise the only regular milonga in East Africa. We learnt tango in Nairobi, Kenya. My wife Khushboo is a certified tanguero from Buenos Aires. We would be very interested in attending the milongas in India, especially in New Delhi and Kolkata. If there are regular milongas, do please let me know. Also please visit http://www.patamango.com for our activities.

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