When I travel I always try to catch local music to better understand the culture I’m visiting. While in Córdoba Argentina I was told about el Cuarteto, a popular form of music native to the city with origins in town dances held by Italian and Spanish immigrants. One guide book stated that it is the worst music known to man. And after experiencing the hyper movement and tropical rhythms at a pub it very well might be….
To compensate I attended a free chorus at the very beautiful Teatro Libertador San Martin. The concert was celebrating the 20th year anniversary of artistic director Hugo de La Vega. It was a beautiful set of songs by old and young voices and lasted for almost 2.5 hours. I left Córdoba by bus 30 minutes later with wonderful melodies playing in my head.
some good videos:
Me voy quedando – Cuchi Leguizamón (Arr. Hugo de la Vega)