Folk Music

 Folk Music

folkFolk music comes in many forms, developed in different parts of Argentina with different European and indigenous influences. The traditional folk music became important once again to the protest movement against the military dictatorship and the community divisions of the 1970s, with artists like Mercedes Sosa and Atahualpa Yupanqui contributing to the development of nueva canción. Soledad Pastorutti (‘La Sole’) has brought folklore to a new audience and in the last time Juana Molina has proposed a fusion between electronic music and folklore with ambient sounds, a gentle voice and short zambas. Mercedes Sosa (born 9 July 1935) is an Argentine singer immensely popular throughout Latin America. Atahualpa Yupanqui performing for Radio Nacional, Buenos Aires.  Nueva Canci (Spanish for new song) is a movement in Latin American music that was developed first in the Southern Cone of South America Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay – during the 1950s and 1960s, but also popularized shortly after in Central America

Chacarera

Chacarera is a folk dance and music originated in the northwest of Argentina in the 19th centur.   Chacarera folk dance is accompanied by Spanish guitar and bombo legüero. The name chacarera derives from the word chacras (farms). Santiago del Estero is a town in northern Argentina, capital of Santiago del Estero Province, on the Dulce River. Chacarera is a folk dance and music originated in the northwest of Argentina in the 19th century.  

Chamame

Chamame is a folk music genre from the Argentine Mesopotamia.  Jesuit Reductions in the area impulsed a cultural growth in the area that lasted until the Jesuits were expelled by the Spanish Crown in the late 18th century.
Accordion-based Chamamé arose in the northeastern region Corrientes, an area with many settlers from Poland, Austria and Germany, many of them Jews. Polkas, Mazurkas and Waltzes came with these immigrants, and soon mixed with the Spanish music already present in the area. The 20th century saw limited international popularity for Chamamé, though some artists, like Argentine superstar Raúl Barboza, became popular later in the century. In recent years, Chango Spasiuk, a young Argentine from Misiones province of Ukrainian descent, has once again brought chamamé to international attention. For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). Chamama is a folk music genre from the Argentine Mesopotamia (Littoral).  Jesuit Reductions in the area impulsed a cultural growth in the area that lasted until the Jesuits were expelled by the Spanish Crown in the late 18th century. The city of Corrientes and the Paraná River, photographed from the International Space Station.  Street musicians in Prague playing a polka Polka is a fast, lively Central European dance, and also a genre of dance music. The mazurka (Polish: mazurek, named after Polands Mazovia district; mazurka is the feminine form of mazurek) is a Polish folk dance in triple metre with a lively tempo, containing a heavy accent on the third or second beat.  (19th century – 20th century – 21st century – more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s.

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