Bandoneón Day in Argentina
Bandoneón Day in Argentina is held on July 11. This event in the second decade of the month July is annual. Help us
The bandoneon is an instrument from the hand harmonica family. The official Day of the Bandoneon holiday has been celebrated there since 2000. In 2005, it became a national holiday in the country. The date of the holiday is dedicated to the birthday of Anibal Carmelo Troilo pseudonym Pichuko, who was born in Buenos Aires on July 11, 1914 and was an outstanding bandoneonist, composer, director of the tango orchestra. His orchestra began to experiment with new sounds and themes.
The bandoneon was invented by German instrument-maker Heinrich Band in the 1850s. Its name is a composite of Mr Band's surname and the German word for accordion. The player holds the instrument between both hands, and then uses pushing and pulling motions to force air through its bellows.