Nadja DrostApril 26, 2010 05:43Updated May 30, 2010 12:30
MEDELLIN, Colombia — When Latin music aficionados think of Colombia, they usually think of the Cali’s steamy salsa clubs, the drum beats of the Atlantic coast’s Cumbia or the nostalgic ballads of accordion-based Vallenato. Tango normally doesn’t make the list.
But in Medellin, a tango culture has remained so vibrant for decades that the city is widely considered to be the world’s tango capital after Buenos Aires. After Carlos Gardel, the Argentine godfather of tango, died in a plane crash in Medellin, the city cemented its obsession with tango.