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The bandoneon is an iconic musical instrument of both traditional tango, and its newer and bolder style of nuevo tango. Developed in 19th century Germany, this instrument quickly became national instruments of Argentina and Uruguay.
History of tango begins in Argentina, from where this incredible dance has quickly spread all across the world. The road of this dance throughout our history has greatly influenced our modern dance and music and has become one of the most popular competition dances that are practiced today.
Argentina music is best known for tango, but this large country is also the home to many other types of music, dance and singing styles of which most popular is folk music. Traditional music of Argentina is incredibly diverse, and its various forms easily reflect regional, cultural and climatic characteristics and influences of both domestic and foreign styles.
Argentina's dances are not only limited to the worldwide-known latin styles of tango and samba. This diverse country has a long history of developing countless types of folk and contemporary dances, ranging from those created by South American natives, to brand new dances that were introduced just decades ago.