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Tango wins!

  We are delighted to be able to say that one of our Reverb titles, Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes’s Tango: Sex and the Rhythm of the City, was chosen as an ‘Outstanding Academic Title of 2013.’ Every year, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries on behalf of the American Library Association, publishes a selective list of Outstanding Academic […]

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Tango (Dance Today)

An extract from a review of Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes’s Tango: Sex and the Rhythm of the City by Nicola Rayner from Dance Today (September 2013): “Much as it is a good idea to include the word ‘sex’ in a book title, in truth Tango’s focus is more on the music, tracing the dance’s history […]

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Tango (Socialist Review)

Tango: Book Review by Roger Cox Mike Gonzalez will be no stranger to readers of this publication as a writer on the politics of Latin America and its diverse cultures. In this new book Mike and Marianella Yanes seek to explain the birth and development of tango, the dance that originated in Argentina. They set the […]

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Tango (Popmatters)

‘Tango’ Will Spark a Love Affair With the Magnificent Dance By Zachary Stockill Like many other North Americans around my age, my first exposure to the tango came from a somewhat unlikely source: Al Pacino, the American actor best known for playing mob bosses, football coaches, and streetwise cops. That is to say, Patrick Swayze […]

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Tango (The Herald)

Tango: Book Review The Herald (Glasgow), 20 July 2013 People of a certain age will remember the tango as comic shorthand for the fiery passion the British were never much good at. But the dance, far from being a bit of saucy fun, is inextricable from the socio-economic conditions from which it evolved during its birth […]

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Tango Emerges

Here is the second of a series of short extracts from books in the Reverb Series: from Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes (May 2013) Tango: Sex and the Rhythm of the City. From the second chapter, ‘A City Divided’ – in this section, Mike and Marianella look at the impact of the bandoneon, the large […]

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Tango

  The explosion of participation in dance classes in recent years has led to the re-emergence of popular partner dancing, with Latin American styles at the forefront. Chief among these styles is the most sensual and dramatic of dances, the tango. Born in the unlit streets of Buenos Aires, tango was danced to the music […]