I've gotten an advanced degree in the school of hard knocks. I learned what you always hear, that it isn't up to anyone else to make me happy. It isn't up to a man, or my daughter, or my friends -- it's my responsibility alone. I never would have known it, really understood it, if I hadn't lived through these years of struggle.
Contemporary Argentine tango dance has become a worldwide phenomenon. The music that accompanies the dance, though, is still thought to be mostly a Buenos Aires/Montevideo event. However, just as the dance is flourishing with new names and stellar talents in far-flung capitals, so is the music of tango.