Harlem Shake in the Tango World????

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by tangobro, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. jantango

    jantango Active Member

    Dinzel commented on the tango style danced in the city that had already been around since the 1950s. It was nothing new in BsAs.

    This only proves that tango is a passion for some, and a profession for others.
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Either way, to jan's point, I fear the Harlem Shake may be here to stay. *sigh* ;)
  3. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    same here
  4. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    As a couple of posters have indicated, there are 2 different things:
    1) the Harlem Shake dance
    2) The Harlem Shake video

    Not sure how a discussion of the Harlem Shake dance fits in to a discussion about Argentine Tango, but the Harlem Shake video, as a meme, may invite some comparison with Argentine Tango as a meme.
    Meme - "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."

    Wiki explanation of "meme" here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme

    For the questions about the distinctions between the two here is
    a sober and enlightening discussion of the Harlem shake video:
    (said with tongue firmly in cheek)

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