The Day Bandoneón commemorates 11 July each year in Argentina. This date was chosen to mark the birth of who is considered the "'Bandoneón Mayor of Buenos Aires'" the teacher Aníbal Troilo.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Aníbal Carmelo Troilo was an Argentine tango musician.
Already on 13 April 2000 the Buenos Aires had sanctioned the law 366 which decreed that date as Bandoneón Day. [.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre". The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.
The 11 July 2005, the Congress of Argentina declared that date as the National Day of Bandoneón by law 26,035, enacted on 18 May 2005. The proponents of this law were Francisco Torne, grandson of Zita Troilo, and the poet Horacio Ferrer, a friend of the musician and president of the National Academy of Tango.
Horacio Ferrer was a Uruguayan - Argentine poet, broadcaster, reciter and tango lyricist. He is particularly well known for having composed the lyrics for tangos by Astor Piazzolla, such as Balada para un loco and Chiquilín de Bachín.
Anibal Carmelo Troilo alias Pichuco was born in Buenos Aires on 11 July 1914 and was a distinguished bandoneonist, composer, Director of orchestra of tango. His orchestra began experimenting with new sounds and themes. For all this it was that the date of his birth commemorates the day of the bandoneon.
Tango is a popular partner dance and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It was born in the impoverished port areas of these countries, where natives mixed with slave and European immigrant populations. The tango is the result of a combination of the German Waltz, Czech Polka, Polish Mazurka, and Bohemian Schottische with the Spanish-Cuban Habanera, African Candombe, and Argentinian Milonga. The tango was frequently practiced in the brothels and bars of ports, where business owners employed bands to entertain their patrons with music. The tango then spread to the rest of the world. Many variations of this dance currently exist around the world.
Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles.
The bandoneon is a type of concertina particularly popular in Argentina and Uruguay. It is an essential instrument in most tango ensembles from the traditional orquesta típica of the 1910s onwards.
Roberto Goyeneche was an Argentine tango singer of Basque descent, who epitomized the archetype of 1950s Buenos Aires' bohemian life, and became a living legend in the local music scene.
Pedro Mario Maffia was an Argentine tango bandoneonist, bandleader, composer and teacher, as well as starring in several tango films.
Oscar Aníbal Crudeli, better known as Roberto Achával, was an Argentine tango violinist. He became well-known and popular in Argentina following his appearance on the Argentinian television show "Grandes Valores del Tango". He was a member of Aníbal Troilo's orchestra.
Homero Aldo Expósito was an Argentine poet and tango songwriter. He used to compose with his brother Virgilio Expósito, who was responsible for the music.
Miguel Angel Varvello is an Argentinian musician who plays and teaches the bandoneon.
Sur is a tango with music by Aníbal Troilo and lyrics by Homero Manzi. It was first recorded by Troilo's orchestra with vocals by Edmundo Rivero on 23 February 1948. The first live performance, by the same artists, was at the Tibidabo night club in Buenos Aires.
Founded in 2002 by its artistic director Ignacio Varchausky, TangoVia Buenos Aires is a non-profit organization for progressive arts - focused on preservation but dedicated to creation - that brings together artists, researchers, producers and cultural institutions for the preservation, development, and promotion of the art of tango in Buenos Aires and around the world. Since TangoVia Buenos Aires understands tango as a constantly evolving living art form, it promotes all of its formats as contemporary and alive.
Atilio Stampone is an Argentine pianist, composer and arranger prominent in the Tango genre.
Rubén Juárez was an Argentine bandoneonist and singer-songwriter of tango. Juárez studied the bandoneón from the age of six. In 1956 he entered in the Youth Orchestra of Club Atlético Independiente. He was born in Ballesteros, in the province of Córdoba on 5 November 1947 and raised in Avellaneda. His corresponding studies of the guitar during his youth led him to integrate various rock bands into his repertoire. Years later he met the guitarist Héctor Arbello around the time that they both played together with Julio Sosa. Subsequently they formed a duo with and they began to tour around the country. When the bandoneonist Aníbal Troilo (1914–1975) went to watch him the first time, Rubén asked him to be his artistic godfather. On 2 June 1969 he recorded his first song with the label Odeón Para vos, canilla, and that was an immediate success. After a year, he was recruited by Nicolás Mancera to sing on his TV program Sábados Circulares. Since that time, he had acted in Argentina and abroad, and recorded songs with artists like Armando Pontier, Charly García, Pedro Aznar, Leopoldo Federico, Raúl Garello, Litto Nebbia, the guitarist Roberto Grela and José Colángelo. In later years he worked with the master Raúl Luzzi
Leopoldo Federico was an Argentine bandoneon player, arranger, director and composer. He was also one of the session musicians who Jefferson Airplane hired to play on "Hey Federico" and Joey Covington's "Thunk".
Elvino Vardaro was an Argentine tango composer and violinist.
Octeto Buenos Aires was a tango octet formed in 1955 by the Argentine bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. The ensemble pioneered nuevo tango, a new approach to tango which, until then, had been dominated by the traditional orquesta típicas of the 1930s and 1940s. This would mark a watershed in the history of tango and set Piazzolla on a collision course with the tango establishment.
Piazzolla’s Orquesta Típica was a tango orchestra formed in 1946 in Buenos Aires by the Argentine bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. This was Piazzolla’s first orchestra of his own and from this spring board he would later go on to pioneer nuevo tango, a new approach to the genre, with his Octeto Buenos Aires.
Enrique Mario Francini was an Argentine tango orchestra director, composer and violinist who played in various tango ensembles including the Orquesta Francini-Pontier and Ástor Piazzolla's Octeto Buenos Aires.
Enrique Kicho Díaz was an Argentine double bass tango musician who played in various ensembles including Aníbal Troilo’s orquesta típica, Astor Piazzolla’s first Quinteto and Conjunto 9 and finally Sexteto Mayor.
Tango Argentino is a musical stage production about the history and many varieties of Argentine tango. It was created and directed by Hector Orezzoli and Claudio Segovia, and premiered at the Festival d'Automne in Paris in 1983 and on Broadway in 1985. The production became a world-wide success with numerous tours culminating with a Broadway revival in 1999–2000. It set off a world-wide resurgence of tango, both as a social dance and as a musical genre. Tango Argentino recreates on stage the history of tango from its beginnings in 19th Century Buenos Aires through the tango's golden age of the 1940s and 50s up to Piazzolla's tangos. Most of the dancers in the show did their own choreography.