The Folkloric Music and Dance of Argentina

The Folkloric Music and Dance of Argentina

Argentina has more than 70 traditional types of music and dance that punctuate the life of the country’s 23 states. The Origins of Argentine Music Argentina’s native music has developed over the centuries, influenced by several different origins. Among the most important influences are…

Argentina, a major agricultural power

Argentina, a major agricultural power

Argentina is currently producing food for more than 450 million people, 10 times its population! It’s a giant of global agriculture, with great potential, competitive prices and diversified production. Its main regions for production are the provinces of Buenos Aires (121,002km2), Cordoba (87,865km2), Santa Fe (54,283km2),…

Pato: The “Duck” Sport of Argentina!

Pato: The “Duck” Sport of Argentina!

Gauchos from many Estancias meet up regularly to play a match of Pato. We would like to take this opportunity to explain the game and tell you its story. The beginning of Pato in Argentina Pato has existed in Argentina since the beginning of…

History of Estancias in Argentina

History of Estancias in Argentina

The word estancia is very much used in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and in southern Chile to mention a vast agricultural area, it is quite similar to the notion of ranch in North America. In the rest of South America, the word “hacienda” is used…

The First Gauchos of Argentina

The First Gauchos of Argentina

The word Gaucho has different etymologies but we think that the most well-known comes from the Quechua word huachu which means orphan, solitary or vagabond person… In the early 17th century, the first Gauchos appeared on the coast of Argentina, who at this time…