Viva Musica Latina

Richard Allinson presents a series on the UK's fascination with Latin American dance and music.

Episodes

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The roots and future of the tango: 'a vertical expression of a horizontal desire'.

Argentina: Richard Allison explores the roots and future of the tango: 'a vertical expression of a horizontal desire'.

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How tango re-emerged after almost disappearing in Argentina.

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A look at perhaps the simplest dance in the world - the merengue.

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Today, the mambo and cha-cha-cha, whose romance and rhythm hark back to 1950s Cuba.

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This programme looks at the complex rhythms of the samba.

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This programme looks at the hottest of all Latin American dances - salsa.