Reagrding the quote from La Prensa.The first african music exposed to europeeans was called chaotic and primitive because europeeans felt threatened by it. Music-historians have proved that the african rythms where so complex that europeeans could not grasp them. That is was empty words like " original strange nature" is used to described this music in the article quoted. The african music simply was ahead of them and above their intellectual capacity.
It does not surpirse me that what is now called tango was danced with drums, the drums has an essential quality to them and their is no limit to the athmosphere they can create. Tango in it´s raw form is basically about base and rythmn, the strings and other instruments can realy be imagined in your head as far as I´m concerned. The tango music of today is about creating a feeling but truth is if you have that feeling within you, and I know the african community in argentine did, you don´t even need all the elaborate instruments, the music is within you when you dance.
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