African Population of Argentina

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Very Interesting Video on Argentinas African history . At one time the population of Buenos Aires was 35% African descent. Today in 2022 we see very little feel of this community and its history here . What do the members think ?
 

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I didn't watch the video..but i think it's fine. Plenty of options around the continent if someone needs his fix.
 

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African descendants in Argentina mostly blended into the mainstream society. The Argie government estimates that today 1.500.000 approx. are Afro descendants

 

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African immigrants were assimilated, but their contributions live on. Tango was midwifed by africans- "Milonga", for example, is an west african loanword, as is "quilomobo", "mucama", and "mondongo". The word Tango itself is generally considered to be Niger-Congo in origin.
Oscar Aleman was afro-brazilian-gurani, and his music is an essential building block.
And Asado, as we know it, was invented by Antonio Gonzaga, another african-argentine.
Certainly gauchos cooked meat over wood, but the way a parilla is used, the mix of meats, and the urbanization of asado is all Gonzaga.
Argentines often conveniently forget the contributions of Africa in current argentine culture and lifestyle, but, as in all of the americas, its there if you look.
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/travel/argentina-rediscovers-its-african-roots.html
 
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