"Tango Renovación: On The Uses Of Music History In Post-Crisis Argentina."
Luker, Morgan James. Latin American Music Review 28.1 (2007): 68-93. ProQuest Central.
Long celebrated as a "national" genre in Argentina, tango has not been massively popular there since the late 1950s. Beginning in the late 1990s, however, a renewed interest in the genre began to develop among many Argentines, and tango has since risen to again occupy a prominent position within the wider domain of the country's cultural life. The reemergence of tango was punctuated by the devastating Argentine economic crisis of December 2001, which generated severe economic hardship and raised fundamental questions about self and society in Argentina. In this context, the collective work of a growing milieu of contemporary Argentine tango artists, audiences, and critics has amounted to what has been called a "renovación" ("renovation" or "renewal") of tango. As a musical practice, renovation consists of drawing upon genre conventions, stylistic details, and musical repertoires from previous periods of tango history and incorporating that material into current practices.