ChamamÃ© is a folk music genre from the Argentine Northeast, Mesopotamia ("Litoral") and the south of Brazil. ParanÃ¡, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and Mato Grosso do Sul.
Jesuit Reductions in the area encouraged cultural growth that lasted until the Jesuits were expelled by the Spanish Crown in the late 18th century. Within this area, YapeyÃº Corrientes was a centre of musical culture that many point to as the birthplace of the original ChamamÃ©.
Further mixing with instruments such as the Spanish guitar, then the violin and the accordion, finally resulted in what we currently know as "ChamamÃ©". There are recordings of ChamamÃ© dating back to the early 20th century, and the term 'ChamamÃ©' was already used in 1931; this type of music, prior to that, was often referred to as the Corrientes' Polka.
The ChamamÃ©, originally schottische brought by the Volga German immigrants, has considerable GuaranÃ influence, mixed with the Spanish guitar and the European accordion from those immigrants that arrived in the area at the beginning of the 20th century.
ChamamÃ© Figures of Note
RaÃºl Barboza, TarragÃ³ Ros,
Antonio TarragÃ³ Ros (his son),
Mario MillÃ¡n Medina
Los NÃºÃ±ez con Ruiz GuiÃ±azÃº