In this clip, Rocio’s mother has just spent a few minutes talking about the music they played at family gatherings during her youth. But she didn’t mention tango. Notice that when Rocio asks about tango, her mother becomes uncomfortable. She doesn’t want to criticize the music or those who were dancing tango during her childhood but… And then she finally finds a way to explain that tango had a bad reputation.
Rocio’s mother is a second-generation Argentian. Her great-grandparents and grandfather immigrated from Italy soon after the second world war. She agreed to sit down with Rocio for an interview about growing up in an Italian-speaking community in Argentina.