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

Tim Beattie
Born in Toronto, Canada in 1997, Tim Beattie is currently studying under the tutelage of Gabriel Bianco at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, Tim studied on full scholarship in the pre-college school at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) in the studio of maestro Robert Hamilton, and then completed a year of undergraduate studies with GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was the recipient of the 2016 Ablan Honors Award in Guitar. In 2017, Tim signed to Epoch Tapes, and on December 8th released his debut EP 'of spectra,' a classical guitar-based album incorporating elements of improvisation, electronics, effects, field recordings, and ambient influences. (stream/purchase here.) Visit Tim's website to read his full biography.