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Music and Dance of Argentina

Course Description: Deepen your cultural knowledge and gain new Spanish skills through this engaging exploration of traditional music and dance from Argentina!

Intermediate students who are familiar with speaking in the present and past tenses will explore the fascinating world of Argentinian music and dance, becoming familiar with a variety of rhythms and styles such as tango, chamamé, gato, zamba, carnavalito, chacarera, and cueca.

This highly interactive class will give you the chance to strengthen your communicative skills through such activities as doing research and presenting your findings, analyzing lyrics to representative songs, and enjoying stimulating class discussion as you become familiar with the musical expressions of Argentina’s rich musical culture.

The course will be taught by Tierra instructor Lala Ferro, a native of Buenos Aires, who will help students gain insight into the fascinating musical traditions of her homeland. A broad range of resources including song recordings, visual aids, articles, and videos will provide stimuli for discussion in this unique and participative cultural immersion course.

Best suited for: Students who’ve completed at least Spanish Intermediate 1 or equivalent

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