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- n. A genre of Argentinian and Bolivian folk music, a dance form played by contemporary musicians as soloists or in small ensembles of voice, guitar, violin and bombo drum.
- n. A dance accompanying this music.
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But Mr. Klein's native Argentina, where he first fell under the sway of such indigenous musical styles as zamba and chacarera, eventually drew him back home.
His music relies more on the 6/8 rhythms found in the chacarera of his youth than on jazz's swinging 4/4.
Klein found a way to sing the song to his daughter in a 9/8 time signature - making the song resemble an Argentine folkloric form, the chacarera, but with an extra beat.
And, although Sosa died earlier this year, her spirit is present in this chacarera-inspired tune.
Its influences are disparate, drawing on everything from the candombe dancing of Uruguay's black community to the chacarera, Argentina's rural equivalent of the urban tango.