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  • Date: 16 - 17 Sep 2023
  • Time: 11:00 pm - 2:30 am


Mount Martha House Community Centre
466 Esplanade, Mount Martha VIC, Australia


17 Sep 2023


1:00 pm - 4:30 pm



Argentine Folklore Workshop & Practica

Prepare for an extraordinary ‘Folklore’ Workshop with José Argañarás y Reanna Willis on Sunday, 17th September!
What is Folkloric?
Chacarera is a dance and music that originated in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. It is a folk music genre that, for many Argentines, serves as a rural counterpart to the cosmopolitan imagery of Tango. It is a lively, playful, choreographed courtship dance, popular at gatherings and large festivals.
Zamba (very different to samba) is a slower and more elegant folkloric dance from Tucuman (150km to the northwest of Santiago del Estero). Also, in a courtship dance in Zamba, dancers circle each other, waving handkerchiefs.
The music for both these styles typically features guitar, Bombo (an African drum made of a hollowed-out tree and goat’s skin) and harmonised vocals. The songs usually speak of the beauty of the countryside, the women who live there, nostalgia for a town or simpler rural life, historical events, or political protest.
It is great to expand our dance repertoire. You never know when some Chacarera or Zamba might be played at a milonga! No more sitting and watching for us!
Come and join us for what will be a very entertaining, wonderful and fun-filled afternoon 🎶🎶
Bring it on, José y Reanna 🤗🎶
Workshop & Practica
Time: 1 pm – 4.30 pm
Cost: $40 per person (inclusive of afternoon tea)
Bookings preferred
Meg 0419 826 061
Martha House
(Room 18 on the Dominion Rd side of the building)
466 Esplanade, Mount Martha


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