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Cultural Representation. Iconographic Analysis Or Early American Tango Sheet Music, Oscar Macchioni Sep 2003

Cultural Representation. Iconographic Analysis Or Early American Tango Sheet Music, Oscar Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

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In the last ten years, perhaps more than ever, the Argentine tango has kept the attention of composers, performers, recording companies, film makers, and audiences all over the world. There are two major periods of time when the tango enjoyed international attention. The first period, in the early 1900's, was driven by the general fever for the exotic, supported by the world fairs, as well as by radio broadcasting and the development of the transportation, film, printing and recording industries. The second period, in the 1980's, was driven almost exclusively by the entertainment industry.

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