Exploring Latin American culture through song and dance is one hell of a ride; you will find yourself entangled in dances such as the Bachata, the Bomba, the Cha-Cha-Cha and of course the Tango. Latin America has an extremely rich history of music and dance as well as a great mix of cultures from all over the world. This melting pot of influences has shaped and richly flavoured the region’s dancing culture. Due to the massive increase in migrating peoples at the end of the 19th century, many new micro cultures sprung up all over the world and in the Latin zone too. Latin tango music is the happy result of such a microcosm, where Payada, Milonga and Candome people intermingled, specifically in Argentina. The exact origins of Latin tango music are unknown, but it is known that it rose to popularity in Cuba and Spain during the early 1800s. Tango music is characterised by the fact that it always has an eclectic ensemble of instruments like guitars, violins, flutes and the bandoneon.
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