The melody of La Cumparsita (1916) was originally composed as a march by Gerardo Rodríguez. The piece was turned into a tango soon after and many versions came after, several with lyrics as well. In 1997 the song was named cultural and popular anthem of Uruguay. Today Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie performs La Cumparsita.
Piece: La Cumparsita
Composer: Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
Arranger: Juanjo Domínguez
Location: Ballroom | Raad van State
Guitar: Time Beattie