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Many more than two will tango in Queens soon. From its roots in 19th century Argentina and Uruguay, the tango spread around the world, taking over the dance scene in post-World War II Finland and eventually being listed on the 2009 UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. On January 25, Sunnyside’s Thalia Spanish Theatre hosts the world premiere of afroTango, a musical featuring arrangements and direction by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena, a native of Uruguay who is considered the world’s most prominent bandoneón player and a Tango Nuevo master. The performance, which emphasizes the art form’s African roots, will play for eight weeks with shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Thalia Spanish Theatre
41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside
Friday, January 25, until Friday, March 15
8pm – 10pm | $35