Land of candombe, murga, tango; Uruguay is synonymous with musical fusion and the birthplace of hundreds of internationally renowned musicians.

The musical creation has a very long history that, in the case of candombe, can be traced back to the 18th century, although, as it is pointed out in the First Catalogue of Uruguayan Music
XVIIIth century, although as it is pointed out in the First Catalogue of Uruguayan Music, the historian and musicologist Lauro Ayestarán also knew how to trace the indigenous origins of the Uruguayan musical production.

The country’s history in general and its musical culture in particular are marked by the European immigration that
between the second half of the nineteenth century and the fifties of the twentieth century arrived in successive waves. Most of the immigrants were Spaniards (Galicians, Basques, Catalans and Canarians),
Basques, Catalans and Canarians), followed closely by Italians and a significant number of French, Germans, Armenians, Portuguese, British, Swiss, Russians and Poles, among others. This melting pot of cultures was reflected in the music and from these influences developed styles typical of these lands, such as candombe, tango, milonga, murga and a diversity of musical fusions that are produced, listened to and make up the richness of the Uruguayan musical offer.
Uruguayan musical offer. We invite you to download the Music of Uruguay Vol. 2 Catalog, which details the work of 140 contemporary national artists of relevance in activity, divided into several genres: candombe; classical/contemporary; electronic/hip hop; children’s; jazz fusion; popular/songwriter’s song; popular/murga and murga song; folkloric roots; rock/pop, tango and Uruguayan tropical.

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