The Masochism Tango: Why Finland Took The Archetypal Argentine Dance To Heart

“It seems the melancholic music is a perfect match for the typical Finnish soul. ‘It’s a little bit sad, and it’s beautiful,’ a woman tells me at a dimly lit Helsinki restaurant that regularly hosts dances. Paradoxically, when she moves to these sad melodies, she feels happy. (She didn’t want to be named, her reason being another national trait: shyness.)”