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Tango in Baku

The first tango festival offers free dance lessons, by Azerbaijani and Georgian teachers

On 4 October the first tango festival, supported by the Argentine Embassy in Azerbaijan, commenced and will last for three days.

As part of the festival, free seminars will be held on different dance floors in Baku. Azerbaijani, Georgian and Argentinean instructors will provide tango and Argentine folklore lessons to the public and will also perform tango dances. Private lessons will be on offer too. AzerTAc wrote that Milongas have been organized for the festival as well as Argentinean Tango Evenings and a Tango Marathon.

Azerbaijani tango teachers Ilham Osmanov and Alfiya Sultanova as well as teachers invited from dance studios in Georgia, will hold classes for both beginners and experienced tango dancers.

Milonga is a South American dance. The word can also be used to describe a dance party during which the Argentine tango is danced and tango music is played. Milonga has its own rules of conduct (codigos). Technically the milonga is a quicker dance than the tango, and is believed to have originated in part in Africa. As a rule, Milonga is performed as a fast, cheerful and mischievous dance with fast, linear progressions.


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