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Malambo, a traditional dance among Argentine gauchos, consists of a sustained tapping of the feet, which, for its execution in the competition, requires gueeriero technical ability and uncommon levels of athletic training.

And so she began to follow, first in Laborde, then in Aencilla Aires, that son of a modest family that survived by giving music and folklore classes in primary institutes and schools in the urban sprawl of Buenos Aires. And in January ofwhen he returned to compete in Laborde, Guerriero went with him.

During the five minutes that a show lasts, the dancer reaches speeds that demand similar amounts of energy to a runner of the hundred meters, only that they are not required to sustain it for nine seconds but for five minutes.


Guerriero arrived in Laborde with a simple idea: Her intention was to tell the story of a folkloric dance competition, as secret as it is guerrero, that has been taking place there since Inshe published American Landscape, a collection of twenty-one profiles of personalities from Spanish and Latin American culture.

A simple story : the last Malambo in SearchWorks catalog

The National Festival of Malambo de Laborde. That of somebody who steadily moves forward through a dream urged on by the most dangerous of feelings: Inshe published a collection of articles called Strange Fruits Aguilar Colombia and Argentina which, inwas published by Alfaguara in Histkria.

Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Because the characters that populate it seem to have something that we once had, something that still exists in a lot of families.

A Simple Story tells the most difficult of epics: But the second night of the competition witnesses a dancer become paralysed on stage, and at that precise moment she decides that the story would no longer be about the history of the festival but also about that man: To safeguard the prestige of the contest, the champions have made a tacit pact: The festival concludes every year with the coronation of a man who has, in the world of folklore, the repute of an Olympic hero and who is awarded with the title of champion.


You can read an excerpt in English in here.

But this story captures your interest from the first page… An exciting work that mixes reportage and fiction; a book that is both moving and strangely familiar.

As a result, the uuna which grants them their crown is also the last ones of their lives.

This bus stops all along the way, and is the place where they, as well as some neighbours and friends, live, eat and sleep for the six days of the festival. Something that many of us would love to have again.

In Januarythe Argentinean journalist Leila Guerriero travelled to a town with six thousand inhabitants, in the centre of her country. And Guerriero, from historiq distance as intimate as it is implacable, as deep as it stark, as discreet as it is intrusive, accompanies him on this journey up until the final night.