Nueva Cancion

Nueva Cancion 

Another significant musical tradition in Argentina is that of nueva canción, a genre attributed to several countries in Latin America, and inspired by Cuba’s nueva trova movement.

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By the 1970s, national artists such as Atahualpa Yupanqui and Mercedes Sosa spearheaded Argentina’s new song movement (referred to as nuevo cancionero in Argentina) with cries for peace and justice among oppressed peoples in Latin America, and joined other artists in an international expression of solidarity. The musical backdrop of this movement encompassed the richness of national forms such as the zamba, the milonga and the chacarera as well as neighboring forms including the Cuban canción and the Peruvian marinera.

Perhaps the most significant musical vehicle for the nueva canción movement was the rich tradition of Andean music. Together with its Chilean neighbor, Argentina would introduce international audiences to this ancient musical genre through the modern expression of Latin America’s new-song movement. —Rebeca Mauleon

In northern Argentina, on the border with Bolivia and Chile, the music of the Andes reflects the spirit of the land with the sounds of local wind, percussion and string instruments. Jaime Torres is a famous Argentine charango player.  The quena is a South American wind instrument, mostly used by Andean musicians The quena (Quechua: , sometimes also written kena in English) is the traditional flute of the Andes.  This article is about the mountain system in South America. … A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at the end of the resonator. Percussion redirects here. A string instrument (or stringed instrument) is a musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. Jaime Torres may refer to: Jaime Torres Bodet (1902–1974), Mexican politician and intellectual, director-general of UNESCO Jaime Torres (musician)

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