ABRAZOS is a publishing house with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and Córdoba, Argentina; since 1999 it has been publishing books about Tango and Argentina literature in English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. In addition, its founder teaches, gives exhibitions, and lectures on Tango.


  • Tango Queer Buenos Aires

    16.00

    Writer: Mariana Docampo

    130 pages

    All dance spaces (with their traditions, their physical requirements, their gendered performances) can be thought of as political devices for the body and its practices. They are cultural zones where possible forms of life are rehearsed—often in an unconscious way. They set in motion new probable and improbable relationships among bodies.

  • The Quest for the Embrace

    30.00

    The Quest for the Embrace. The History of Tango Dance (1800-1983)

    Writer: Gustavo Benzecry Sabá

    240 pages with illustrations.

    In 2009, UNESCO declared the Argentine tango to be part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Preceding this honor, there is a long history of men and women that created the dance, giving form to a way of life.

Latest Books

  • Embracing Tango

    Embracing Tango

    18.00

    Embracing Tango. Techniques and Metaphores between Tango and Life

    Writer: Gustavo Benzecry Sabá

    160 pages with illustrations and photos

    Aesthetics, respect and discipline are some of the concepts Benzecry Sabá has analyzed in depth in this book. In its pages dance is understood as a unity that not only plunges us into pleasure, but also raises our spirits.

  • TANGO Vol. 1

    25.00

    TANGO. The Structure of the Dance 1. The key to its secrets revealed.

    Writer: Mauricio Castro

    130 pages with illustrations.

    Mauricio Castro´s book offers a new system to help tha dancer creatively develop his/her tango using solidly established technical foundations.

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    Blackness in Tango

    15.00

    Blackness in Tango.
    A story of love hidden in the notes

    Writer: Mónica María Fumagalli

    64 pages with colour illustrations and Photos.

    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.

  • I wanted to dance

    15.00

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

    Writer: Ricardo Plazaola

    120 pages with 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.

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    The Tango Scene

    18.00

    The Tango Scene. Swing in

    Writter: Sonia Abadi

    116 pages.

    “El bazar de los abrazos”, written by Sonia Abadi, takes us through the world of dancing tango where men and women are the main characters of this universe of dreams and reality.

    Through its pages we travel to the milonga, “a permament emergency room for those who suffer the lack of tango, life and acquaintances”.