Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX: Genres: Caribbean and Latin America
Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
...In the Southern Cone, the term ranchera refers to a couple dance in 3/4 meter that originated in Argentina in the 1920s. This genre is unrelated to the Mexican style of the same name (also known as canción ranchera). The ranchera...
...Within the idiom of tango music, Carlos Gardél stood alone. Gardél was born in Toulouse, France in 1890 but immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina with his mother in 1893. Gardél took an interest in singing and dropped out of school in 1906...
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