Argentina Music and Theaters


The Tango is a musical style and dance born in the Buenos Aires suburbs with international diffusion, linked strongly with Argentina and Uruguay, but especially with Buenos Aires. In this musical genre, Carlos Gardel, considered the King of Tango, and the world-renowned Mar del Plata artist Ástor Piazzolla stood out.

The Argentine Folklore gathers the artistic expressions of the interior of Argentina.

There have been areas in which some style predominated (for example, zambas, cuecas, chacareras, chamarritas, chamamés, malambo), although at the moment they have experienced a national diffusion. Atahualpa Yupanqui, Mercedes Sosa and Soledad Pastorutti are among the most important exponents of these genres.

Argentine “national rock” has had a wide development since the late 1960s and a strong influence on Latin American rock sung in Spanish. It has prominent exponents such as the bands Soda Stereo, Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota, or the musicians Charly García or Fito Páez. Massive recitals are usually held in stadiums, the Antonio Vespucio Liberti Monumental Stadium being the one with the largest capacity. One of the most successful festivals today is Quilmes Rock, held annually.

The romantic ballad, with famous South American singers such as Sandro de América, the cumbia, also called “bailanta”, with a simpler rhythm than the original Colombian model, and the quartet (this rhythm especially in the Province of Córdoba), are the more deeply rooted genres in the popular sectors.

Buenos Aires is usually the scene of electronic music in Latin America and is home to important festivals such as the South American Music Conference or La Creamfields, which with its convocation of more than 60,000 people, [89] became one of the most important in the world. world. The city, along with Mar del Plata and Bariloche, also have their own style of electronic music.

Based on the National Conservatory of Music and the Colón Theater, a solid school of classical music and dance has been developed. In classical music, composers such as Alberto Ginastera, interpreters such as Martha Argerich and conductors such as Daniel Barenboim stand out. In classical dance, stand out Jorge Donn, Maximiliano Guerra, Paloma Herrera, Marianela Núñez and Julio Bocca ; the latter, also director of the Argentine Ballet.


Argentine cinema is, historically, one of the most developed in Latin America. It has the highest average number of rooms per person in Latin America. [90] The first silent and sound animated feature films were made by Quirino Cristiani. Two films were awarded the Oscar for the best foreign language film, such as La historia oficial (1985), directed by Luis Puenzo, and El Secreto de sus ojos (2009) by Juan José Campanella. In addition, Argentine cinema has garnered numerous international awards, including those from the Goya Festival, and those from the Berlin International Film Festival, among others.


The Colón Theater is one of the most important in the world due to its size and trajectory, and one of the five best theaters for opera due to its acoustics. Corrientes Avenue, in whose traditional cafes and bars tango evolved at the beginning and middle of the century XX, is the artery where some of the most important theaters are located. In this sense, the City of Buenos Aires has a very diverse offer, and many of the most important theaters depend directly on the City Government: the Colón Theater, the General San Martín Theater, the Presidente Alvear Theater, the Regio Theater., the Sarmiento Theater and the Ribera Theater, among others. There is also an important activity in the National Cervantes Theater, the Recoleta Cultural Center, the General San Martín Cultural Center, the Maipo Theater and the large number of independent theaters that are distributed throughout the neighborhoods. The city has more than 300 theaters. The city has a select group of about 60 bars called Remarkable Bars that are characterized by having been the protagonists of an important part of the history of the city, these receive help from the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

Plastic arts

As a country located in South America according to EZINERELIGION.COM, Argentine painting and sculpture are nourished by novel styles with European and Indo-American influences. The third decade of the twentieth century represented a fundamental stage for the development of painting, taking place great events related to new aesthetic orientations. It is for this reason that the period between 1920 and 1930 is considered as the period of formation of modern Argentine painting, having exponents such as Antonio Berni, Gyula Kosice, founder of the Madí Movement, Raúl Soldi ; and exponents of popular painting such as Florencio Molina Campos and Benito Quinquela Martín. The Argentine comic strip also has important representatives of international fame; At least throughout the 20th century, Argentine graphic humor has held a prominent place in the genre, thanks to artists such as Quino, Guillermo Mordillo and Roberto Fontanarrosa. Also noteworthy is the important tradition of comic magazine publications that have been very important within the world of comics in Spanish, as is the case with Fierro.

Argentine Music