2009, September 30 – UNESCO, “TANGO IS CULTURAL HERITAGE”

Special Eventtoday in 2009, the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Tango as part of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”….the 24 members of  the Committee of Intangible Heritage, meeting in Abu Dhabi, in its 4th session, had entertained a joint petition from Argentina and Uruguay

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Argentina and Uruguay have argued for nearly 100 years over who have been the authentic originators of tango, both for example, claiming to be the birthplace of tango legend Carlos Gardel….but they had agreed to sideline their disagreements to present a united effort to persuade Unesco to list the tango among its traditions worth safeguarding for humanity.

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