Argentina's tango under threat

Government launches campaign to protect heritage of instrument that gives dance its sound.

    The 2010 International Tango Festival has just concluded in Argentina, and it paid special tribute to the instrument that gives the dance its unique sound: the bandoneon.

    But the sound of the tango as we know it could be under threat.

    In this week's Latin American Focus on Al Jazeera, Lucia Newman reports on efforts to protect this age-old instrument from extinction.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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