The tango is a musical and dance style born in the Buenos Aires suburbs with an international, strongly tied with Argentina and Uruguay, but especially Buenos Aires. In this musical genre highlighted Carlos Gardel, considered the King of Tango, and world-renowned marplatense Astor Piazzolla.
Argentine folklore gathers artistic expressions in the interior of Argentina. There have been areas in which a predominant style (eg zambas, cuecas, chacareras, chamarritas, chamam malambo), but now have experienced a national broadcast. Atahualpa Yupanqui, Mercedes Sosa and Soledad Pastorutti are among the most important exponents of these genres.
The "rock nacional" Argentina has had a huge development since late 1960 and a strong influence on Latin American rock sung in Spanish. Leading exponents has bands like Soda Stereo, Patrick Rey and Ricotta Redonditos, or musicians or Fito Paez, Charly Garcia. The concerts are often held in crowded stadiums, with the largest capacity in the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti. One of the most successful festivals is currently the Quilmes Rock, held annually.
The romantic ballad, with famous singers such as Sandro de America South America, cumbia, also called "Bailanta" with a simpler pace than the original model in Colombia, and the quartet (the pace especially in the Province of Cordoba), are genre deeply rooted in the popular sectors.
Buenos Aires is often the scene of electronic music in Latin America and is home to major festivals such as the South American Music Conference or Creamfields, whose call for more than 60,000 people, 208 became one of the largest in the world. The city, along with Mar del Plata and Bariloche, also have their own style of electronic music.
Based at the National Conservatory of Music and the Teatro Colon, has developed a strong school of classical dance and music. In classical music, composers like Alberto Ginastera stand, performers and directors such as Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim. In classical dance, stand Jorge Donn, Maximiliano Guerra, Paloma Herrera, Marianela Nunez and Julio Bocca, the latter, also director of Ballet Argentino.