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Golden Age. This is a reference to a particular time period in Tango music, usually from about 1928 to about 1952, when Tango music essentially ‘grew up’. Musically it expands and becomes deeper, and richer as a form. It becomes far more complex than the simple rhythm that it started out as. As more and more people practice it, the more that they experiment with it and push the boundaries of what was acceptable and more importantly, danceable, forward. There were loads of innovators during this time period. Carlos Di Sarli, for a few reasons, most notably his moving the refrain singer out front. Juan D’Arienzo for making what was becoming artistic expression more accessible. His focus on the beat, it’s like a marching band. Enrique Rodriguez, for his missing last note! Just to name a few.

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