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International Baku Tango Festival

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International Baku Tango Festival is coming back on 28 November – 1 December with its 3rd edition promoted and organized by Embassy of Argentina in Azerbaijan and United Cultures, in collaboration with The Landmark Baku, Baku Metropolitan, Nizami Cinema Center and Nizami Restaurant and Lounge with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, ADA University, Baku Choreographic Academy, Azerbaijan State University of Culture & Arts, NESS Company, IN Tango Baku, Tango On, El Club de Tango, Badi Kuba and R&N-project Dance School in Baku, Macrobiosis Tango School.

Special guests of this 3rd edition will be Agustina Piaggio & Maksim Gerasimov (Argentina/Russia), Dance Winners of the 2019 World and Europe Championships on Argentine, Julio Saavedra & Tekla Gogrichiani (Argentina/Georgia), Iakof Shonsky & Mariam Rossa  (Georgia) and Cecilia Acosta & Levan Gomelauri  (Argentina/Georgia). These highly acclaimed international dancers will share their passion with you. They will fascinate everyone with the perfect elegance of their movements.

The musicians Victor Hugo Villena and Lautaro Tissera will be performing. Victor Hugo Villena, bandoneon virtuoso trained in Argentina, is considered one of the best players of his generation and Lautaro Tissera is one of the most prominent virtuoso guitarists in the contemporary Argentinian Tango.

The most important activity of the Festival is the Gala Show, on Saturday night at Nizami Cinema Big Hall, where all the international artists will play and dance on the stage. After the Gala Show, the dancing floor is going to be open to the public for social tango dancing, so everyone will be able to feel the Argentine Tango atmosphere. There will also be tango lessons, a conference about the history of tango, a workshop for musicians and a documentary.

The aim of the festival is to promote and celebrate the culture and the music of Argentina, an invitation to discover artists, dancers, and rhythms.

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