Topic: Argentina Travel
Music of Argentina
The best-known element of Argentine culture is the tango dance. In modern Argentina, tango music is enjoyed in its own right, especially since the radical stor Piazzolla redefined the music of Carlos Gardel. It should be noted that foreigners usually think of tango as the dance music, whilst for Argentines the word refers to both the music and the lyrics (often containing words and phrases in lunfardo, a local slang), which are a form of poetry.
Folk music and dance are popular in provincial Argentina and are blends of various native and European styles. Examples include the chamam of Mesopotamia and the chacarera of Santiago del Estero.
Rock made in Argentina.
Since the 1970s Rock music has been widely appreciated in Argentina. First during the 1970s and then again in the mid 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, national rock music and pop music experienced bursts of popularity, with many new bands (such as Soda Stereo and Sumo) and composers (like Charly Garca and Fito Pez) becoming important exponents of national culture. National Rock and Pop then gave way to other genres, like Ska, Techno, Eurodance, Electronica and Argentine Cumbia. The wide variety of music to be heard in Argentina today is impossible to summarize in a short article; the opening up of the Argentine economy to international trade and the ready access to music downloaded from the Internet (most often illegally, through peer-to-peer networks) provide listeners with a diversity of choices. Rock music is currently the most popular form of music among younger Argentines.
Rock and Jazz.
A number of Argentine rock and jazz musicians have become well-known film score composers. Big band leader Lalo Schiffrin became internationally known after composing the Mission:Impossible theme in 1966. Emilio Kauderer has been composing for Argentine cinema since the 1970s and has created the film scores for Friends & Lovers and the Dead Like Me series, among others. The most successful Argentine film score writer is probably Gustavo Santaolalla who, well-established in the local rock scene since 1970, has earned two Academy Awards for his compositions since 2004.
European classical music is also popular in Argentina. The Teatro Coln in Buenos Aires is considered to be one of the world’s major opera houses. Musicians such as pianist Martha Argerich and classical composers like Alberto Ginastera have become internationally renowned. Most of the nation’s larger cities and a number of smaller ones maintain concert halls, philharmonic orchestras and chamber music ensembles; among the best-known of these is Camerata Bariloche, founded in 1967 by Alberto Lysy.
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