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Fiesta de la Tradición- San Antonio de Areco’s Country Show

Fiesta de la Tradición- San Antonio de Areco’s Country Show

  Each province, parish and town in Argentina holds a country show each year and one of the most important of these is the Fiesta de la Tradicion held each October in San Antonio de Areco- a small, handsome town 60 km from the city of Buenos Aires.   The main activity of the Argentine country show […]

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peñas folklorica argentina

Las Peñas Folkloricas

Each of Argentina’s provinces has their unique variation of gaucho folk music and they vary in style across the country. Folklore is an umbrella term for all gaucho folk music, it is hugely popular in Argentina and Las Peñas Folkloricas are when anyone gets together to play and dance folklore. Las Peñas come in all forms […]

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The Argentine Asado

The Argentine Asado

An Asado is simply a barbeque, though in Argentina it is a huge part of the culture. It is their Sunday lunch; Christmas, Easter, Birthdays are all, generally, accompanied by an Asado – in fact any event that isn’t is probably not much of an event. And the Asado is not just reserved for hot […]

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Mount Champaquí

Mount Champaquí is the highest mountain in the Sierras of Cordoba (2,790 meters). The name is in the language of the Henia-Kamiare, Cordoba’s indigenous people, and means ‘water in the head’. Believed to be a reference to the small lake that lies near its summit. This same water is renowned for its resident fairy who many of […]

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Festival of Jesus Maria

The festival of Jesus Maria is the final of Argentina’s national rodeo competition, held in January. It is a whopping ten days of music, rodeo and parties and for most gauchos it is the biggest date on their calendars. Each province (along with Uruguay & Chile) has a regional competition to choose a riders for […]

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Chamamé

A lot of Argentine folk music is about a gaucho sitting alone on the Pampas lamenting the loss of his woman / job / horse or all of the above, Chamamé – in general – is the exception. It is a really jolly, fast paced music; danced in pairs, very close together – literally, cheek […]

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