Day of the bandoneon

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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 federal republic in South America

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 Troilo 1914-1975 Argentine musician

Aníbal Carmelo Troilo was an Argentine tango musician.


The law's details

Already on 13 April 2000 the Buenos Aires had sanctioned the law 366 which decreed that date as Bandoneón Day. [. [1]

Buenos Aires Place in Argentina

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. [2]

Horacio Ferrer Uruguayan-Argentine poet, broadcaster, reciter, tango lyricist

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Anibal Troilo in 1971 Anibal Troilo 1971.png
Aníbal Troilo in 1971

Reason of date's election

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.

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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.

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  1. rules / laws / ley366.html] Law 366 . Laws of the City of Buenos Aires
  2. On the bandoneon 53612-2005-07-13.html Journal Pagina / 12, 13 July 2005.