Unlike tango’s nocturnal sensuality, Argentina’s upbeat folklore evokes loud the ‘s and 70’s movement called the ‘Movimiento del Nuevo Cancionero,’ or . Cancionero Folklore – Samy Mielgo – Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. Cancionero folclorico de la pagina de Samy Mielgo Folklore Argentino. Folcloreishon – RealBook de Folklore – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. Cancionero para guitarra de Eduardo Mateo.

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Music of Argentina

To many, the music of Argentina is tangobut music tastes of this diverse country were built on numerous styles. Cancioneroo Buenos Aires, the cradle of the traditional tango aregntinoanother musical style reigns and manages to captivate minds of people – Argentine folklore.

Argentine folk music and dance developed much before the arrival of tangomixing the styles of song and dance of indigenous people, colonial settlers from Europe mostly Spainand African slaves who all started settling into the newly formed country during the 17th century.

The arrival of tango put the Argentina on the cultural map of the world, and since the early s, this dance became one of the most popular Latin dances worldwide. Developed by the underclass of Argentina and Uruguay, and under influences of numerous European, African and indigenous styles such as milongatango quickly became one of the foundation stones of modern Argentine culture and music.

It exists not as a single musical entity, but as a mix of numerous styles and forms that differ one from another by the influences of the region, climates and local traditions of the parts of Argentine where they were developed.

The exact origins of the any of those individual regional styles are now lost to time, but modern versions of those styles can be traced to individual influential artists and composers who have contributed to the modern development of those styles.



Traditional folklore instruments are guitar, violin, and drums. Clothing is focused on traditional Argentinian outfits, with women wearing long and full skirts that allow movement, while men wear wide gaucho pants that get narrow at the ankles bombachaswide brim hats, boots, and scarves. Some dances require dancers to hold scarves in hand. During the majority of the history of Argentine folkloricathis musical style existed only as a part of the non-written tradition of Argentine heritage.

For centuries, folk music and canxionero of Argentina were not recorded in written form. Their first highly successful tour happened inkickstarting larger movement of preserving Argentine musical and dance heritage, and creation of many other musical groups which were focused on developing new traditional music of Argentina.

The modern history of Argentina featured numerous political changeswhich influenced or restricted cultural development foklorico, created rises and falls in preservation and popularization of heritage and cultural values of this country.

Argentine Folklore: A Taste of Country Life

During that time, many new bands, authors, singers, and composers started producing brand new songs in the traditional styles of regional Argentine folklore. Their efforts were boosted by the new recording and playback technologies, political regime that was focused on the promotion of traditional Argentine identity, as well as the more urbanized population that was hungry to consume new music cancioneeo radio, television, and cinema.

zrgentino They all managed to mix the elements of traditional Argentine folk music, tango, and rock into new forms of popular music. Change in government regime between led to the return of the system that repressed any form of free artistic, cultural and political expression that subverted the image of the government.

During those years, numerous Argentinian music artists tried to openly defy the will of the government and their censorship measures by performing the banned songs, which in some cases led to the reprisals by government forces.


One of foolklorico most notable examples of this is the rumored assassination of the famous folk musician Jorge Cafrune who folklorcio killed in a hit-and-run accident shortly after he sang an unapproved song.

Other performers who tried to do the same were often harassed by the government or police personnel, or even interrupted and arrested during live performances such as folk singer Mercedes Sosa and his entire audience in Mar del Plata in After the early s, government pressure against subversive songs slackened, and many exiled folk musicians returned to Argentina which then underwent another age of promotion of traditional values.

Music of Argentina – Wikipedia

Folk music was reintroduced to people hungry for traditional values, and new generations of composers, musicians and singers promoted folklorica into one of the most popular musical styles of modern Argentina. Here are folk music and dance styles that are popular in the regions of Argentina:.

Guarani, schotis, galopa, chamame, chamarrita, rasguido doble, valseado, chacarera estirada and milonga. Traditional Argentine folk dances differ widely across its large territory. Tango arose in underprivileged parts folkloricco Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the 19th century as the reaction to the mix of the incredible canxionero of influences by newly arrived settlers from all around the Europe.

A mix of the styles of traditional Argentine songs of Milonga, Cuban hanabera, Slavic polkaSpanish contradanse, Andalusian flamenco and Italian folk music led to the creation of traditional tango, which continued to evolve both in Argentina and outside of it when it managed to find worldwide popularity in after the early s. Home Dance List Argentina Music.