A brief history of Tango: (compliments of Wikipedia) Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture. Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe. The word "tango" seems to have first been used in connection with the dance in the 1890s. Initially it was just one of the many dances, but it soon became popular throughout society, as theatres and street barrel organs spread it from the suburbs to the working-class slums, which were packed with hundreds of thousands of European immigrants, primarily Italians, Spanish and French.
This Sunday at the American Tango Institute . Kontinent Media Group and In Bloom Magazine, in collaboration with Connect.Inspire.Grow. and the American Tango Institute (ATI), are pleased to announce “Tango for the Cause” – A Shriners Hospitals for Children® Benefit.
The event will feature an introductory tango class and performances from internationally-acclaimed Stars of Tango, Luciano Brigante and Alejandra Orozco, from Buenos Aires. Guests will be transported to Argentina through the striking visuals of Tango, the sensual sounds of Latin acoustic performances from Terra Sounds School of Music and Arts co-founder guitarist Aleks di Roma, an appearance by UR Super Models and a tasting of authentic wines, hors d'oeuvres, and tantalizing desserts followed by a silent auction. The Black Tie optional event will also feature wine tastings and sushi chef. Tickets are going fast but a few remain for more information contact Leonard Mogul 847.274.1648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tango For The Cause
Sunday March 4th 2PM - 6:30 PM
American Tango Institute
325 N. Hoyne Ave., Suite C-404
Chicago, IL 60612