Chacarera

From Argentina

History of Chacarera

Chacarera is a form of folk music that serves as a rural counter to the popular Tango. It is a contradance-influenced partner dance with similarities to many Ibero-American folk dances. The male dancers circle around the female dancer, seducing them with foot stomping and waving hankerchiefs. It is spread by mass media and projected by urban cultural institutions as a a romanticized construction of national identity. The rhythm of this dance is identified by its unique hemiola syncopation.
"dejame que me vaya" chacarera argentina