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Argentina by Nigel Hicks, Linda Whitwam

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Bandoneón legend Aníbal Troilo and singer roberto goyeneche are up there in the pantheon too. Carlos gardel was an enormously popular tango singer during the early 1900s. His death in an airplane crash at the height of his career created an image of a tragic hero. For many music fans, Gardel embodies the soul of Argentinian tango. Adriana Varela, with her smoky voice, is a popular contemporary tango singer. She is also outspoken about her left­wing leanings. Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla is considered the most important tango composer of the late 20th century.

Mapuche women playing traditional ceremonial music Folklore Built on the rhythms of pre-Columbian indigenous music, folklore exhibits old World influences and has adopted the guitar as a key instrument. It is an umbrella term for the music that combines traditional indigenous elements with the structures or instrumentation of european folk. Zamba is not to be confused with its homonym, samba. The Argentinian zamba is an elegant courting dance during which couples tease and taunt each other using a white handkerchief.

Soda Stereo, led by Gustavo Cerati (right), is the most successful band to emerge in Argentina in the past 30 years.   ! ' % "  (   !    %   ! '  ! 4:9  %   ! '  ! 308:>? :134>741049 ,=0,[email protected]>4A034>-=4774,9? 30-::849    # !   $       ! #:5    ! # !   #      ! #+/       !  */("103&50:%/&: Argentinian thoroughbred Invasor trains for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Kentucky    !    "           ! 1903) Stadium: El Coloso del Parque Capacity: 42,000      !

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