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.
'Introducing lesser-known folklore performers to non-Argentine markets.' Songlines