Astor Piazzolla was an Argentine bandoneon player and composer who transformed traditional Argentine tango into a fusion of tango, classical music and jazz that he called "tango nuevo" (new tango). The seeds of tango nuevo were planted in New York City and nursed in Buenos Aires and Paris. Piazzolla wrote 'Adios Nonino' as an homage to his grandfather. In it you can … [Read more...] about Remember Astor Piazzolla and Nuevo Tango Jazz
French-born Argentine Carlos Gardel is the icon of Argentine Tango. He was the second international Latin idol after Rudolph Valentino. Gardel's birthday is the International Day of Tango. Carlos Gardel was Born in France Charles Romuald Gardès was born in Toulouse, France on December 11, 1890. He moved to Buenos Aires with his mother in 1893. They lived at Calle Uruguay … [Read more...] about Remember Carlos Gardel, the Iconic Tango Singer
Argentina soccer is ranked #3 in the world by FIFA as of October 2022. "La Abiceleste" plays CONMEBOL (South American) soccer at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Belgrano, Buenos Aires. We were runners-up at the 2014 World Cup Brazil. We won the 1986 World Cup Mexico and the 1978 World Cup Argentina. Our arch-rivals are Brazil. We have a friendly rivalry … [Read more...] about Argentina and Messi Win the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar
Central and South Andean communities celebrate Pachamama on August 1, but preparations start the eve before. Pachamama Pachamama is the Quechuan and Aymaran name for Mother Earth. It literally means world mother, but also refers to her spirit. If you need equivalence to understand, she is the Andean Virgin Mary. We respect her all year long, but especially on August … [Read more...] about Celebrate Pachamama, the Andean New Year That Honors Mother Earth!
Argentine Independence Day was July 9, 1816 when Argentina declared independence from Spain. Six years after the formation of the first Argentine government on May 25, 1810, the Congress of Tucumán declared independence for the United Provinces of South America which included present day Argentina and Uruguay. The May Revolution of 1810 in Buenos Aires was the beginning … [Read more...] about Celebrate Argentine Independence Day, Nueve de Julio!
The May Revolution of May 18-25, 1810 launched the Argentine War of Independence. It was the first successful revolution in the Spanish American Wars of Independence. The May Revolution launched the Argentine War of Independence. which led to the Latin American Wars of Independence. It took 90 years to break Spanish control of the Americas. It all ended with … [Read more...] about Celebrate the May Revolution of Buenos Aires which Began the Liberation of Latin America!