ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A great many colleagues and fellow tangueros in Argentina, Uruguay, the
United States, and elsewhere were extraordinarily gracious in sharing their
time, knowledge, resources, and personal histories during the gestation of this
edited volume. In addition to the contributors and translators whose formida-
ble knowledge and hard work is represented in these pages, I would like to ac-
knowledge and thank the Academia Porteña de Lunfardo, the Academia del
Tango, Carlos Alonso, the Ateneo Popular de La Boca, Carlos Barea, Liliana
Barela, Salvador Batalla, Florencia Bazzano, Marcos Blum, Eduardo Bucich,
Juan Carlos Cáceres, Carlos Cañás, Giselle Casares, Juan Carlos Copes,
Edgardo Cozarinsky, Arlene Dávila, Claudia DeBrito, Horacio de Dios, Lea
Dolinsky, Estudio dni Tango, Luis Feldman, Horacio Ferrer, Paula Ferrio,
Jorge Firpo, Sebastián Freire, Fundación Kónex, Florencia Garramuño,
Omar Gasparini, Diego Goldberg, Adriana Groisman, Fermín Hontou
(Ombú), Daniel Kaplan, the Latin American Library at Tulane University,
Hernán Lombardi, Jorge López, Marcos López, Alfredo Lucadamo, Cristian
MacEntyre, Acho Manzi, Deborah Miller, Gabriela Miró, Ben Molar, Al-
berto Mosquera Montana, Gustavo Mozzi, Jorge Muscia, the Museo de la
Ciudad, Curry O’Day, Marcelo Héctor Oliveri, Shannon Payne, Albert Paz
and Valerie Hart, Marta Porto, Lydia Pugliese, Olga Reni, Walter Romero,
Fernando Saavedra Faget, Alejandro Saderman, Marino Santa María, Gus-
tavo Santaolalla, Walter Santoro, Marcia Schwartz, Claudio Segovia, Carlos
Semino, Aldo Sessa, Luis Sessa, Gabriel Soria, Martín Soubiate, Rodrigo
Spagnuolo, Rafael Squirru, Manuel Surribá, Julie M. Taylor, Cristina Tor-
rallardona, Ignacio Varchausky, Rubén Vela, Leo Vinci, Manrique Zago, and
all my colleagues and students at Tulane, with whom and from whom I learn
so much.
Four figures who nurtured my metejón with the tango by providing an
unending supply of information, friendship, and inspiration throughout the
process deserve special mention. Oscar Conde indulged my curiosity and
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