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...The evolution of Argentine rock music would have been completely different if not for the efforts of Charly García. Born in 1951 in Buenos Aires to an upper middle-class family, García was gifted a piano by his mother, who produced music...

Rock Nacional

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the late twentieth century, rock nacional became one of Argentina’s most important youth music movements, the influence and impact of which extended deeply into the Argentine musical scene, and indeed beyond. In doing so it did...

Rock in Latin America

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rock began to spread throughout Latin America in the 1950s, undergoing various stages of evolution and related cultural movements in each country and region where it took hold. While periodization is always imperfect, an examination...

Buenos Aires

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: central city – 2,904,000 (1998); metropolitan area – 12,020,000 (1998) Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the west bank of the Río de la Plata (the River Plate). Buenos Aires...

Argentina

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 38,740,807 (2003) Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, shares with Chile and Uruguay the triangle-shaped southern tip of the continent. Along its 4,500 km (2,796 miles) from the Bolivian...