ABOUT TANGO BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL AND WORLD CUP
Tango Buenos Aires embodies a passion that year after year attracts more followers, not only in Argentina but also around the world, and strengthens the commitment to the historical heritage, the growth and the projection of tango in all its ways of expression.
The growth, projection and importance of tango worldwide has reached such magnitude that in December 2009 it was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, by decision of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO. Similarly, and since February 2010, tango has an official and exclusive auditorium in the City: the "Teatro de la Ribera" in La Boca neighborhood. All programming in this auditorium will be exclusively dedicated to music typical of Buenos Aires, including milongas, shows, classes and exhibitions.
Tango Buenos Aires also includes the Dance Festival and World Cup: the most world-renowned tango event. Thousands of dancers and audiences from all around the world come to the City to participate and live the various activities that this event offers, which already has its set date in the month of August.
Similarly, but at a local level and within the milonga scene, the City Dance Championship is celebrated every year, spreading far and wide throughout Buenos Aires. The event travels the city neighborhoods, and every night of the competition holds a different milonga.
In this way, more and more activities and events linked to tango enrich the cultural agenda of Buenos Aires and enhance this asset that summarizes the most unique and genuine of our artistic and cultural manifestations, showing the hallmarks of the city’s culture—a combination of tradition, renewal and diversity of a type of music that proudly identifies the city.