Buenos Aires is the birthplace and the world capital of tango, a rhythm that was created along the banks of the Rio de la Plata, at the end of the 19th century, as a fusion of European and African music. The Tango is manifested in the lyrics (any of the words used in the tango come from lunfardo or porteños’ slang), in the music (the bandoneón provided the music from the Rio de la Plata, with its melancholic and somewhat sullen sound that characterizes tango today), and in the dance.
The Faena Hotel, where Rojo Tango is located, is a five star hotel in the upscale Puerto Madero district. Designed by the famous Alan Faena, the brick hotel is a beautiful setting for this dramatic, cabaret style milonga. The Rojo Tango dinner and show promises passion, madness and glamour expressed through the beauty and history of tango. The venue is all redished curtains, red carpeting, and red chairs so the show plays to this ambiance of romance and melodrama. Leave your cynicism and your camera at the door; photos aren't allowed, giving this enclave of moody jazz and sultry tango an exclusive feel. Keep in mind that Rojo Tango is not your traditional tango show characterized by a modern feel— the small orchestra, the singers, and the dancers are not afraid to put their own spin on the genre. The food is excellent, and Puerto Madero is full of wonderful restaurants if you want other options.
To learn more, contact a Travel Consultant at (800) 250-9189.