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Tangos originated in Cádiz. It is in 4 (or 8)

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The version most people know is tangos gitanos. Here is a nice 
one with all the luminaries of Granada:

Here is a choreography from El Real Conservatorio Profesional de 
Danza "Mariemma" in Madrid:

There are many other versions of Tangos. Tangos de Triana,
are in A or Am rather than A Flamenco mode. Triana (The name 
is a reference to the Emperor Trajan who was born near Seville) 
was a gypsy area across the river from the old walled town of 
Seville. Today it is part of central Seville. The gypsies were mostly
forced out in the late 1950s and early 1960s and many moved 
to the Barrio El poligono de San Pablo.

One version of Tangos de Triana is Tangos del Titi, the personal
style of Manuel "el Titi".  "In the morning he was on the docks 
unloading sacks and evening was at the Cristina Hotel Parrilla, 
the first tablao in Seville."

Here is el Titi himself singing in the old Triana taberna "El Morapio 
de Triana" which was on Calle Pelay Correa. This video comes 
from the old TV series Rito y Geographía del Flamenco, #17, 
"Triana", first broadcast 1972-2-19:
The letras for this performance are here.

Here he is in 1983, singing (and dancing!) with backup which
includes Manuel Molina (of Lola y Manuel) on the guitar in the 
"El Angel" series episode Triana Pura y Pura:
The second singer is also singing Tangos de Triana but not 
Tangos del Titi.

Here Miguel Poveda sings and La Lupi dances in an extract from 
the DVD "Real" recorded live in the Teatro Real de Madrid (2012).

and here is a modern performance that starts with and is inspired 
by the video of El Titi. The modern performance starts about 2 
minutes in....