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Teaching International Program Presents Tango Dance and Musical Group

10/23/2008 —

Local Tango Dance and Musical Group, Tangueros de Ley, coming to Penn State Greater Allegheny as part of the Teaching International Program

 Event free and open to the public

As part of the Teaching International curriculum at Penn State Greater Allegheny, Tangueros de Ley, a local musical and dance group whose repertoire includes all the most popular tangos, milongas, and valses, will perform on November 11 at 6 p.m. in the campus Student Community Center. 

Each year, Penn State Greater Allegheny adopts a country or region of the world as a common theme to inspire teaching and scholarship. The 2008-09 themes are Latin America and the Caribbean and Food Security.  Courses and activities are aimed at advancing a greater understanding of globalization processes and their impact on the lives of people around the world, including our own region.

Since 2002, Tangueros de Ley have been playing “milongas”---a style of dance originating in Argentina and Uruguay---as well as hosting acclaimed tango social events grounded in dance and enriched with other tango-themed cultural arts, including composition, visuals arts, and videography among others.

“Penn State Greater Allegheny is fortunate to have this talented and creative musical group perform for our students and local community,” said Dr. Veronica Montecinos, professor of sociology. 

For more information on Tangueros de Ley, visit http://www.tanguerosdeley.com/.

 

 

 

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