It’s Valentine’s Day week — and let’s face it, Latin American music helps you get your romance on.
In South Florida you’d have to be a zombie not to know that. Wait, I take that back. I’ve seen even zombie couples here dancing to bolero, bachata, bossa nova and all the other amorous Latin genres that make Miami a 24-hour telenovela soundtrack.
But during this particular week — when Colombian roses start arriving in barge loads and Romanicos chocolates get bought up like bottled water before a hurricane — there’s one music, and one dance, that seem as necessary as lipstick and cologne.
The Argentine tango.
If you think tango is just ballroom dancing en español, then frankly you know less than zombies do. Or you think Carlos Gardel’s tango classic “Por una Cabeza” (By a Head) is about horse racing.
Tango is a smarter and deeper, more subtle and more sensual musical stroll than anything you’ll see on Dancing With the Stars.
Ballroom dancing is a sock-hop date compared to the voluptuous steam coming off a couple who know what they’re doing on a tango floor.
To read the remainder of this article, go to: