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Famous Singers from Argentina

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Every country in this world has long-lasting traditions when it comes to music and singing. For most, it has been an expression of their national identity and a cultural practice inseparable from their understanding of themselves. However, with the modernization that is taking place, and especially due to the power of internet, music has spread globally and there is almost no such thing as music available only for a select group of individuals. Some world-famous singers, who come from Argentina, have made a name for themselves. Let’s check them out and who knows, maybe you’ll find some new tunes to play in your car!

Carlos Gardel

There is no question about whether this man should start off this list – he should. This French Argentine singer, songwriter and composer, born in 1890, was an owner of an exceptional baritone voice and was impressively expressive. These memorable qualities put together with the dramatic lyrics of his songs made him the most significant figure in the world of tango; hundreds of minutes of his songs that people dance tango to are available in any format you can think of. Although it might seem vain, even Gardel himself realized and admitted that to a large extent, his popularity was due to him being attractive to women. Be that as it may, his musical legacy for passionate dancing left an imprint in the hearts of many.

Mercedes Sosa

Born in 1935, this famous Argentine singer also known as La Negra, was and still is extremely popular throughout the entire Latin America as well as beyond. Her influence goes way past simply songs that appeal to the ear of most; her music has roots in folk, and she was famously known for using her magnificent voice and popularizing songs by composers and songwriters no one knew and in that way giving a voice to those who had issues being heard. In that way, she became one of the first prominent figures of Nueva cancion, a social movement with origins in art and music charged with socially committed elements. Over the course of her career, she has performed in the Lincoln Center in the New York City, Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and the Roman Colosseum among other famous venues.

Luis Alberto Spinetta

This one is for the rock fans. Spinetta, born in 1950, was a more contemporary singer than the previous two. He is one of the most famous figures in the world of rock in Argentina. A guitar player, a singer, a composer, and a poet – he was a full-package artist, the founder of Argentine rock and a very important artist in the development of Spanish-language rock. Spinetta was also a highly intellectual person. His music is packed with influences from people like Freud, van Gogh, Nietzsche, Deleuze among others. He died from lung cancer at the age of 62.

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