Finnish tango

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Tangomarkkinat Festival in Seinäjoki, 2018 (photo by Joonas Kainulainen).

Composing Finnish tango music started gaining momentum in the 1930s. When at the same time it became customary to dance tango using simpler social Foxtrot steps the ground was laid for the Finnish tango boom. Finnish tango differs from Argentine tango in all three main aspects of tango culture, namely music, dance and poetry.

Wanha Tango (Old Tango) is a style of tango developed by dance teacher Juhani Tahvanainen. It is based on Finnish tango and Argentine tango and is meant to be danced in dance pavilions especially to Finnish tango music.

Articles on Finnish Tango

Finnish tango playlists

Videos of Finnish tango dancing