Tuesday 27 September 2016

Last tango in Buenos Aires for Obama

Florina Del Santos

Published 25/03/2016 | 02:30

President Barack Obama dances tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires .
President Barack Obama dances tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires .

HE may be the most powerful man in the world but President Obama looked anything but comfortable on the dance floor in Buenos Aires.

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However, the whirl around the floor means he can now add dancing the tango to his list of accomplishments.

He was watching a tango performance during a state dinner on Wednesday evening in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when a female dancer approached him and invited him to join.

He initially declined but eventually partook in a brief dance with the performer.

A male dancer invited Michelle Obama for a dance as well.

The president was in Buenos Aires to meet with recently-elected Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

The two met at Buenos Aires' Casa Rosada earlier in the day, according to ABC News. Obama later held a town-hall meeting with Argentine youth.

Tango originated in Argentina and Uruguay in the late 1800s and is one of the most recognizable elements of Argentine culture.

In 2009, tango was added to Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

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