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MUSIC: Tanturi

Con un pucho prepotente
acariciando sus labios,
el chambergo levantado,
muy porteño el caminar,
la mirada sobradora,
negra y revuelta melena,
mozo guapo del suburbio
con su pinta sin igual.

Canción entre las pebetas
por su verbo tan florido.
Terror entre los malevos
por su puñal cimbreador
varón de los empedrados
conocido en los balcones
derecho sin vuelta de hoja
con alma de payador

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In tango, the relationship between lead and follower, man and woman, is so intense and all consuming, that there is simply no time for small talk. The last man I danced with, I know more intricately in many ways than his lover: I know that he perspires in a tiny spot above his brow; that when the dance slows and our connection is tight, his breathing almost stops; that when my leg sweeps his, he arches his neck imperceptibly upwards; that when another couple got too close he subconsciously enclosed me in a protective embrace; and that his hand rested so delicately on the flesh of my back. Yet all I know about him are his name and his country of origin. Small talk is a luxury not afforded to us tango addicts. - Anastasia Demaggio

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