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1. a Latin American dance in duple time, characterized by long gliding steps and sudden pauses
2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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a modern ballroom dance of Argentinian origin. The tango is in duple time and has the same rhythmic form as the habanera. One of the most popular ballroom dances of America and Europe, it is also performed on the stage. The tango rhythm is used in both instrumental and vocal music. The dance is usually included in ballroom dancing courses.

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(1) An augmented reality platform. See Google Tango.

(2) A phone and video calling application over Wi-Fi or cellular for Windows PCs, Windows Phone, iPhone and Android from TangoME, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (www.tango.me). Callers can record a video message if the recipient does not answer. Tango competes with the hugely popular Skype and FaceTime video calling services.

(3) The code name for a minor update to Version 7.5 of Windows Phone. See Windows Phone.
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That included the Habanera -- the dance of Havana -- a mix of African rhythms and European musical elements, which explains perhaps why the tango ended up being so beloved in Havana.
that serves as an umbrella for many music-making projects: for the current duo's tour, the ensemble project Cuarteto Tanguero, teaching tango music one-on-one, leading annual tango workshops, publishing and distributing music.
'The idea of tango is to meet each other and lock in an embrace.'
Then, Saturday and Sunday evening, international tango artists will perform: Esref Tekinalp of Turkey and Vanessa Gauch of France will dance Saturday in UNESCO Square, followed the next day by Ozan Firat of Turkey and Georgia Zikou of Greece.
The famous tango dancer Aoniken Quiroga weighs more than 100 kg, but it didn't stop him to be one of the world'smost renowned tango master
to the beginning of the 20th century and the birth of tango in Rio de la Plata in Argentina and Uruguay.
From the golden years to the present, "I Am Tango" by Tango Lovers creates the appropriate atmosphere through music, dance, costumes, lighting and multimedia.
Project Tango was one of Google's most ambitious projects.
Swooping across the floor to seductive tango music by classical composers such as Astor Piazzolla, these dancers in their smart couture-style black dresses gave themselves to their well-dressed men in a wildly generous manner, which is the way a tango works and where the onlooker finds himself transported.
The show, which is being staged at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week, is choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - who was keen to fuse together his contemporary style with classic Argentine tango.