Argentina is synonymous with its global music export, the tango. Born as an expression of the country’s working classes in the brothels and bars of late nineteenth century Buenos Aires, this sensual and highly popular dance swept the world. However, the tango is just one of Argentina’s vast musical treasures explored on this album. Over the years, Spanish stringed instruments and African rhythms have been incorporated into the array of indigenous styles, adding to the country’s diverse musical outpourings. The Rough Guide To The Music Of Argentina explores this rich musical region, home to countless Andean folk styles, travelling through tango, milonga, chacarera and chamamé.
‘an inspired tour of Argentina’ Sunday Times, **two stars (good)
Adriana Varela, La Chicana, Lorena Astudillo, Hugo Diaz, Caceres, Osvaldo Piro, Roberto Grela, Walter Rios Orquesta, Barbara Luna, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto Tango Nuevo, Anibal Troilo, Cuarteto Almagro, Jaime Torres, Beatriz Pichi Malen, Domingo Cura, Antonio Agri & Ricardo Dominguez, Alberto Rojo and Chango Spasiuk
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