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Listen to this link: Romnia Cortez performs live at La Colina del Molinos
We always seek out local music on our Argentina tours and Romina
brought some of us to tears
I love Argentine music and even used to play in an Argentine folk group in college, so I couldn't wait until we went to our first pena. A pena in South America, especially in Argentina and Chile, is a cheap, popular venue where folk music is played and simple food and drink are served in a casual, friendly environ. Usually music is in the form of Nueva Canción, the kind of music popularised in the 60's and 70's by Chilean and Argentine musicians singing about social justice, the environment and grassroots culture.
Considering what attire to wear, Anne asked me what to expect at a pena so when I told her its a casual local cafe with live music...