Day of the bandoneon

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The Day Bandoneón commemorates 11 July each year in Argentina. This date was chosen to mark the birth of who is considered the "'Bandoneón Mayor of Buenos Aires'" the teacher Aníbal Troilo.

The law's details

Already on 13 April 2000 the Buenos Aires had sanctioned the law 366 which decreed that date as Bandoneón Day. [.[1]

The 11 July 2005, the Congress of Argentina declared that date as the National Day of Bandoneón by law 26,035, enacted on 18 May 2005. The proponents of this law were Francisco Torne, grandson of Zita Troilo, and the poet Horacio Ferrer, a friend of the musician and president of the National Academy of Tango.[2]

Reason of date's election

Anibal Carmelo Troilo alias Pichuco was born in Buenos Aires on 11 July 1914 and was a distinguished bandoneonist, composer, Director of orchestra of tango. His orchestra began experimenting with new sounds and themes. For all this it was that the date of his birth commemorates the day of the bandoneon.


  1. ^ rules / laws / ley366.html] Law 366 . Laws of the City of Buenos Aires
  2. ^ On the bandoneon 53612-2005-07-13.html Journal Pagina / 12, 13 July 2005.
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