Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Dont Cry for me ArgenTina

The name of the country, traditionally called the Argentine in English,[11][12] is derived from the Latin argentum(silver). The first use of the name Argentina can be traced to the 1602 poem "La Argentina y conquista del Río de la Plata" (English: Argentina and the conquest of the Río de la Plata) by Martín del Barco Centenera. Although this name for the La Plata Basin was already in common usage by the 18th century, the area was formally calledViceroyalty of the Río de la Plata in 1776. The autonomous governments that emerged from the 1810 May Revolutionreplaced "Viceroyalty" with a "United Provinces" designation.

"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" is the best-known song from the 1978 musical Evita with music by Andrew Lloyd Webberand lyrics by Tim Rice. Sung by the title character Eva Peron, it was titled “It’s Only Your Lover Returning” before Rice settled on the eventual name. It appears early in the second act as Evita addresses the crowd from the balcony of theCasa Rosada and features a sweeping melody tied to broad emotional themes of regret and defiance, characteristic of Lloyd Webber’s most popular songs.

My good friends tell me not to do things like this ..
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