The Music & Dance The Music: Despite that Argentina has not really invented a particular type of music each region has a type of music that is more popular than others. Latin American music from other countries is popular in Argentina, also American and British bands have become popular. Chamame and Chacarera are also important to Argentina as they are an Argentine take on music from other parts of the world. In other words, Argentina has adopted music from places such as Germany and Spain and gave it an Argentine twist. The Tango : The Tango is perhaps one of the most important dances to ever come from Argentina and has also come to represent many of the upper class individuals of Argentina. The dance is said to have come out of Buenos Aires and is a representation of intimacy. The dance caught on with immigrants, particularly the Spanish and Italians and was eventually spread throughout the globe.
The Food <ul><li>Because of immigrants to Argentina much of the food is an infusion of Spanish and Italian cuisine. Italian cuisine in particular has had a great impact in the way of pizza and pastas in Argentina. </li></ul><ul><li>Empanadas are a traditional Argentine dish which can come in a verity of different types, including chicken and beef. </li></ul><ul><li>Meat is one of the most important items to Argentine cuisine. By tradition meat is usually cooked over an open fire (as seen in the photo). Meat has continued to be one of the most popular and traditional foods of Argentina. </li></ul><ul><li>Wine, along with mate, are typical social beverages. Mate is a drink that is similar to tea. </li></ul>
The Art <ul><li>Early Argentine art included ‘Cueva de los Manos’ which “dates back nearly 13,000 years ago”. This was originally the art of indigenous people who were the original settlers of Patagonia. </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina began to form it’s own art culture in the beginning of the 20 th century. Most art within Argentina was contributed by European immigrants up until that time. </li></ul><ul><li>Jorge Luis Borges (Right) is one of Argentina's most notable writer. His works were known for their surrealist vibe. He would eventually move in between Argentina and Europe where he would be a librarian and professor. His works were published world wide and he is perhaps one of the most significant Argentine writers. </li></ul>
The Sports Soccer is by far the most popular sport among the majority of Argentineans . Most of the love for the sport is because some of the best players and teams come from Argentina. Soccer is frequently played in the streets and was originally brought to Argentina by the British. Pato is Argentina's national sport. The goal of Pato is, while on horseback, to stuff a live duck in a net. The game of Pato originated in Argentina nearly 400 years ago and has since been a game adopted by Europeans and many other people of the Americas. Other highly regarded sports in Argentina include Polo, Tennis, and Race car driving. Many Argentineans have become wildly popular in these sports and have been recognized in competitions across the globe; including winning the Olympic Games, US Open, and Formal 1.