They say that the word tango is prior to the ball and that by the year 1803 contained in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy as a variant of Tanganyika, a bone or stone was used for the game of the name. But by 1889 the institution of language legislation included a second meaning of the tango as "party and dance of blacks and people of people in America." However, had to spend almost 100 years for which the dictionary defines the tango as "bound Argentine dance partner, binary musical form and rhythm of two-four, spread internationally.
Other scholars of the urban music argue that the term is typical of African languages who arrived with slaves to Rio de la Plata, whose meaning would be "enclosed".
It is likely that tango is a voice of Portuguese origin introduced in the new continent through
Afro-Portuguese creole dialect. Comparing tango and inn, Blas Matamoro says both are onomatopoeia of Candombe drumming or used in black dances. Moreover, in dialect muzzle the expression was "touch tango" or "touch tambó" (drumming) to start dancing. The meeting place of the slaves, in Africa and America, was called tango.
And so named Buenos Aires to the houses of the suburbs where, in the early nineteenth century, blacks were to dance and temporarily forget their condition.
Of uncertain date and origin is still uncertain, there are theories that refer to his black roots and others who claim their immigrant origin. The truth is that in the mid 1800s, the famous tenements in the thriving city of Buenos Aires were filled with civilians inside, "gringos" fresh off the boat and several Buenos Aires a few resources, perhaps to differentiate or to produce roots, marked with boosts from the new popular expressions.
Mixed closed codes with particular language, tango houses sprouted on the ball, skirted the Riachuelo, the bowling alleys of drivers and cuarteadores, the tenements on the South Side. During those years, many immigrants came alone and the few women who came were in academia or in brothels.
The Buenos Aires of the '80s gradually discovered in the academies and theaters. In the plays, operettas and other works, the actors began to sing and dance tango.
The academies, also called peringundines, worked only with permission in the suburbs or neighborhoods distant from downtown, and while they were in principle only for men, then women hired to dance incorporated.
The handsome, hoodlums and ruffians were at the Café Sabatino, the Warehouse of the Milonga and the Viejo Bailetín Palomar. In bars Necochea street of La Boca, began to hear the lively music, and mischievous youth, under the two-four rhythm, performed Rosendo Mendizabal, Eduardo Arolas, Angel Villoldo and other self-taught without knowing who composed the scores.
The tango was no longer exclusive suburb to gradually interned in the city center. The street barrel organs spread it through the neighborhoods where it was common to see male couples dancing in the streets.
Essentially Buenos Aires, many writers consider the tango of the late '80s combined several styles of music. He would be involved in the choreography of the milonga, the pace of Candomble and the melodic line, emotional and sentimental habanera. But the tango was influenced Andalusian chotis and couplets, which are added payadas city and Creole milongas.
It is believed that the first tango composer was Juan Perez, author of the tango Dame Can. However, it is likely that other authors have existed earlier songs. Besides the work of Perez, the first compositions were Andate the uterus and the Recoleta.
Although its origins are still a controversy the coffee tables of the tango, it is undisputed that the prestige and gained international recognition.
Originally, the tango is characterized by having codes completely closed, only affordable by the working classes.
Because of this impossibility of understanding by other audiences, the diffusion of tango was difficult, and was addressed primarily from the dance, which was almost prescient the tango itself in its most characteristic musical mode (let alone sung tango that came much later). It is clear that tango culture, understood as individual customs, is earlier than tango as an art form. The ballroom dancing involving a man and a woman embracing were the precedent of this kind which was refined into what has long been known as tango. Someone said: "The tango is more than a soft wave set to music, dance is the world's deepest, and was not an Argentine who spoke this way, the truth is that we must recognize that is the ultimate dancística developments in universal as far as mixed couples dances are concerned.
What began in the dance, was then matured in the expert hands of great men who inspired the "popular stock, translating into his compositions were the richest of the Buenos Aires culture. The subject always refers to the common man and his problems, the city and the memories. Thus a tango becomes a portrayal of Buenos Aires and its people. Without doubt, because each song travels the best of Buenos Aires culture, the tango was won a slot on the outside.