New books

  • Blackness-in-Tango-en

    Blackness in Tango, a story of love hidden in the notes


    64 pages with colour illustrations and Photos.

    Blackness and Tango
    Slaves took part in the founding of Buenos Aires and in the wars that shaped its destiny. One of the first bandoneón players in history was the son of slaves: it’s difficult to imagine tango as a creation indifferent to the presence of Blacks.

Upcoming Books


ABRAZOS is a publishing house with headquarters in Stuttgart (Germany) and Córdoba (Argentina), since 1999 publishes books about Tango and Argentina literature in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.


Latest Books

  • Carlos Gavito Life, passion and tango

    I wanted to dance. Carlos Gavito: Life, passion and tango


    Paper issue: 120 p.; 35 photos.

    CARLOS EDUARDO GAVITO (4/27/1943 – 7/1/2005) was born in La Plata, Argentina. He spent his youth in the barrio of Avellaneda (to the south of Greater Buenos Aires) and the rest of his life circling the globe.

  • TANGO An anxious quest for freedom-hd

    TANGO. An anxious quest for freedom


    Translated by Martin Harvey

    115 pages with illustrations.

    For the first time a literary work on tango dynamics attempts to dialogue about the technical and theoretical aspects of this dance, that is ¨porteña¨, and shows us to the world.

  • Traces. Memories of Resistance

    Traces. Memories of Resistance (Argentina 1974 – 1983)


    240 pages.

    This book brings together the unpublished works of survivors of State terrorism in Argentina. The painful past emerges on each page to be re-worked and approached from different angles; it invites reflection and is projected toward new audiences.

  • Tango Tales - Cuentos de Tango

    Tango Tales / Cuentos de Tango


    176 pages.

    It is said that when you learn to dance tango you are trapped by a kind of mysterious spell, enchant-ing but dangerous, because of the seduction of the dance, the strange attraction that unites two people that, maybe, do not know each other. However, many other signs will show up in the milonga.

  • Tango Awareness

    Tango Awareness


    128 pages.

    Learning to dance tango.
    Looking and feeling great is only the beginning.
    Find out how some dancers learn faster and better than others.

    Understanding the solid principals of Tango Awareness will make your mind drift away into the comfort zone. Being yourself while you learn is easy.

  • Tango Stories. Musical secrets

    Tango Stories. Musical secrets


    224 pages.

    In this unique new book, Michael Lavocah takes you on a compelling journey through tango music. He introduces the key individuals who shaped tango history and explains how they influenced the evolution of this music, telling their stories in a series of lively vignettes.

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    I Am Tango. Biography of Maria Nieves

    134 pages illustrated with photos.

    “Tango dance has something very special: it’s the communication within the couple. That is why when we dance it we feel an endless number of emotions, such as love…and hate. I was born to dance tango and I will die for my tango.”