These two original works on Argentina’s music history and tango offer scholars, students, and auditors of these and other musical traditions new and productive insights. In short, the two books question and expand the very definition of “tango” and “Argentine music”—and by doing so, destabilize and nuance our definitions of popular music genres and narratives of national roots.

Matthew Karush—historian and author of three other books on Argentina’s popular politics and culture—proposes in Musicians in Transit nothing less than a geographic and ideological reframing of the history of modern Argentine popular music by focusing on the transnational exchanges that shaped the careers and work of a...

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