Capital: Buenos Aires
Location:The Argentine Republic occupies almost the whole of South America south of the Tropic of Capricorn and east of the Andes.
Area: 2,780,403 sq km (1,073,519 sq miles).
Current Population: Current estimate-- 45.4m.
Money: Argentine Peso
Climate: The climate varies from subtropical in the Chaco region of the north to subarctic in Patagonia, generally with moderate summer rainfall. Average monthly temperatures range between 7°C (45°F) and 21°C (70°F).
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Piazzolla was a composer, bandleader, and bandoneón player. He created a distinctive tango sound, later called 'nuevo tango.' It included fugue, extreme chormaticism, dissonance, elements of jazz, and expanded instrumentation.
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Distinctions within traditional Argentine music are based on both musical and non-musical historical criteria and arise according to whether the music is that of a pre-Hispanic indigenous group or is Creole, that is of Spanish language and musical heritage, occasionally with some indigenous features. The main differences lie in the presence or absence of European influences in the music and texts of songs and the degree to which societies and groups themselves share the cultural institutions of the majority. In the 20th century the musical map was inevitably altered, and significant changes occurred due to the migration of population from rural to urban areas, the partial adoption of Protestantism by some indigenous groups and the increased popularity of Creole music. The Amerindian–Creole dimensions of traditional music, instrumental and dance vary according to region.
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(1): Image Citation: Country Flag (Argentina), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 25 March 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/ar.FLAG
(2): Text: Argentina, in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 25 March 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/ar
(3): Country Map (Argentina), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 26 January 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/ar.MAP
(5): Béhague, Gerard, and Irma Ruiz. "Argentina (i)." Grove Music Online. 2001; Accessed 25 Mar. 2021. https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-0000001218.
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