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The Music Traditions of Argentina

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The Music in Argentina is a lively tradition that is engrained deep within their culture. The country of Argentina became intertwined with European and Creole descents which largely influenced their musical evolution over the span of hundreds of years. Visiting Argentina is similar to looking at both sides of the coin at the same time. Argentineans hold true to their values, principles and customs while they also display a penchant for modern trends.

Argentina as a whole loves to celebrate. Music plays a significant role in both their festivities and everyday lives. At any given time the streets of Argentina are brightened with Music. It is one of the many ways they appreciate life and honor their enriched history. The styles of Music in Argentina range from the rooted tales of old to new band sounds. Musical compositions of the country make the way for widely celebrated dances and instruments of lore to remain a prominent part of their lives.

Music Traditions

Folkloric Music – Argentina is known for their time honored renditions. The Folkloric music of their past is the blending of instruments from guitars and drums to Andean wooden flutes. The foundation of Argentinean beliefs and way of life is cherished through Music. When you hear Folkloric Music you will also find the scene complemented with customary clothing that tell the tales of tradition in Argentina.

Nueva Trova – Similar to a Folkloric tone, Nueva Trova expresses a more political side that is set to the sounds of their ancestors. The songs have a proclamation that is near to the hearts of the people of Argentina. Democracy, poverty, human rights and fairness became the anthem of many movements and groups. This specific style also highlights the struggles and triumph of the communities throughout Argentina.

Chacarera – A popular type of Music played in Argentina is made up of only a few instruments. The Guitar and Bombo being the main two you will see. Favored in the countryside, Chacarera has a Folk base and a rural appeal. Dance steps are in rhythm to the heartbeat of the Music that rejoices in a simpler farm life and away from central cities.

Chamame’ – Instruments and sounds from Argentina’s European contributions heralded quick stepping songs. Polka, Jazz and Waltzes became a festive part of Argentina’s celebrative occasions. The instruments vary depending on the style and are proclaimed to be a moment to rejoice in most regions of Argentina.

Argentine Tango – A musical list from Argentina would not be complete without the ever famous tidings of the Tango. Romantic gestures and nostalgia are renowned with the Argentine Tango. The Music is comprised of differing styles that are gracefully brought together into one beautiful declaration of dance and the echoes of musical sincerity. Argentina also have current favorites in rock and pop genres.

Modern groups and sounds may make the playlist, yet the traditional tunes and styles will always be in their hearts. Passion that the Argentinians put into this art form is just spectacular.

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