The Tami Tango Trio came to Western over the weekend and put on a variety of events.
Friday evening, they held a lecture over the history of tango music and some Argentinan history.
Saturday morning, students could bring in instruments and the trio would help them learn how to play them in their music workshop.
Later that afternoon, students enjoyed a tango lesson in Looney Complex. The trio taught the basic eight-step before they paired up students and let them do the full dance with proper footing and flair.
Finally, the Tami Tango Trio treated Western to a free concert full of dancing and playing music.
April Buntin, former president of Spanish club, was excited for other students to experience the culture that the Tami Tango Trio provided.
“I think it’s really important because it helps them understand the culture and where the languagae comes from,” Buntin said. “And it also is just a great experience to learn about things that are different than what you’re used to.”
Chelsea Miller, a Western student who participated in the Tango lesson, enjoyed learning the dance.
“It was lovely,” Miller said. “I just wasn’t good at it. But, it was lovely, I would do it again.”
Ana Bausett-Page, a Spanish professor, thinks it’s very important to be bringing this kind of culture to campus.
The Spanish Club will be hosting a Day of the Dead celebration on Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in Blum 218/219.