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

  • Blackness-in-Tango-en

    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.

  • New Glossary of Tango Dance

    20.00

    New Glossary of Tango Dance. Key Tango Argentino dance terms.

    Writter: Gustavo Benzecry Sabá

    100 pages with photos.

    The New Glossary of Tango Dance comes is the result of a 10 year long thoughtful research. Its first edition, published in 2004 was an outstanding success. It´s demand all over the world made it be re-printed several times.

  • TANGO Vol. 2

    35.00

    TANGO. The Structure of the Dance 2. The Matrix.

    Writer: Mauricio Castro

    144 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.

  • 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.

  • New Glossary of Tango Dance + DVD

    40.00

    New Glossary of Tango Dance. Key Tango Argentino dance terms.

    Writer: Gustavo Benzecry Sabá

    100 Pages with photos + 1 DVD showing 285 Tango words and movements.

    The New Glossary of Tango Dance comes is the result of a 10 year long thoughtful research. Its first edition, published in 2004 was an outstanding success. It´s demand all over the world made it be re-printed several times.

  • Tango Passion and the Rules of the Game

    16.00

    Writer: Margareta Westergård

    210 pages.

    In this book, the strict rules, códigos, and behavioural patterns at the traditional milongas (dance halls) of Buenos Aires are described. They constitute a frame around the tango, which in its unique embrace, el abrazo, is danced here with more devotion and passion than in any other tango environment in the world.