(Music Sales America). In the past two decades tango has experienced a popular resurgence worldwide. Almost universally
familiar as a dance form, tango is also a distinctive genre of song or cancion that was born in the impoverished
outskirts of late 19th-century Buenos Aires. Whether sung in Spanish, or as would happen later, in Italian or Russian.
26 songs illustrate the growth and diversity of tango from its Argentine roots to its dissemination throughout Europe
and into the Middle East and beyond. These songs are represented both in print with melody lines, chord boxes and
lyrics in their original language and in English and through classic recordings by the original artists on the