Uruguayan tango

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Uruguayan tango is a form of dance that originated in the neighborhoods of Montevideo, Uruguay towards the beginnings of the 20th century a few months before than Argentine tango.[1] It consists of a variety of styles that developed in different regions of Argentina and Uruguay.

The dance is often accompanied by several musical forms such as:

One of the most famous and well-known tango songs is La Cumparsita,[2][3] written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez in Montevideo in 1919.


Uruguayan tango musicians include:

Uruguayan tangos[edit]

Famous Uruguayan tangos include:

Where to Tango[edit]

Places to go learn and dance tango include:

  • La Morocha Tango y Milonga: Montevideo
  • Plaza del Entrevero: Montevideo - Av. 18 de Julio y Río Negro
  • Cafe Las Musas: Montevideo - Canelones 1136 esq. Gutiérrez Ruiz
  • Tanguería Tabaris: Montevideo - Tristán Narvaja 1518 esq. Av. 18 de Julio
  • Tanguería El Farolito: Montevideo - Juncal 1413 esq. Rincón
  • Mercado de la Abundancia: Montevideo - Yaguarón 1290 esq. San José
  • Confiteria Lido: Montevideo - Av. 18 de Julio 1085
  • Casa de Margot: Montevideo - Constituyente 1812 esq. Gaboto
  • Casa de Galicia: Montevideo - Av. 18 de Julio 1471 esq. Barrios Amorín
  • Palacio Sudamericano: Montevideo - Yatay 1419 esq. Marcelino Sosa
  • Casa de Alberto: Montevideo - Uruguay 1391 esq. Ejido
  • Club Amigos de Rosilu: Montevideo - Paysandú 1639 esq.Minas
  • Hotel Casino del Parque Rodó (Salón Cristal): Montevideo

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ Norese, María Rosalía: Contextualization and analysis of tango. Its origins to the emergence of the avant-garde. University of Salamanca, 2002 (restricted online copy, p. 5, at Google Books)
  2. ^ Luis Guzman: La Cumparsita. In Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures. CRC Press 2000, ISBN 978-0-415-22971-5, p. 462 (restricted online copy, p. 462, at Google Books)
  3. ^ Leslie Bethell: The Cambridge history of Latin America. Cambridge university Press 1995, ISBN 978-0-521-49594-3, p. 361 (restricted online copy, p. 361, at Google Books)
  4. ^ Collier, Simon (1986). The Life, Music, and Times of Carlos Gardel. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 72. ISBN 0822984989. 

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