Multimedia commented piano recital The idea behind this multimedia commented piano recital is to showcase the Tango Style, from its African origin- the Habanera, the European tango until today’s New Tango. There is no consensus about the origins of the word tango. Some studies suggest that it is derived from the name of the African Yoruba god of thunder, Shango. However, most specialists agree that the tango is a descendent from the Cuban habanera dance that became very popular in the salons of the second half of the 19th century. From it, came the Andalusian tango, the Brazilian maxixe and tango, as well as the Argentine milonga & tango.