Happiness as Anarchy #146: Argentinian folk music

Contrary to popular belief, tango is not a national dance. It is specific to Buenos Aires, and even in the city, not everyone knows how to dance it. Most of the people in my tango classes are Argentinians rather than foreigners. There is a wonderful folk music tradition in Argentina with dancing, called folklórica. It… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #146: Argentinian folk music

Happiness as Anarchy #144: Fierce Women

Looming large in the square outside the Centro Cultural Kirchener stands a statue of Juana Azurduy (1780-1862), heroine of independence, women’s rights, and equality in South America. The statue was installed in 2015, replacing a statue of Colombus and ruffling more than a few feathers. She stands fiercely outside the extraordinary new cultural centre that… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #144: Fierce Women