Canyengue definition

The Canyengue is at the root of the tango.  It goes back to the 1900s.  The title means “walk with cadence” and comes from Africa.  The dance is a sensual, rather upbeat performance.  It contains short steps and a strong beat.  Overtime the musical signature of 4x8 was changed to the tango’s musical signature of today of 4x2.