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Carnival IV


Carnaval in Uruguay, Las Llamadas parade.

Carnival IV

Lunatic Tango ~ ~ Tango Lunático


An artistically danced tango accompanied by old-town street scenery, eateries and parillada (slow grilled) food from Montevideo, UY

In this production I chose to show typical Montevidean settings, such as, the Mercado del Puerto, Barrio Sur, Ciudad Vieja and  Centro. Because Uruguayans love to eat meat (Asado, Parrillada, Achuras) it was natural to include scenes of eateries and patrons enjoying their fare. Tango is a powerful expression of emotions, culture, folklore and relationships, so it made sense to tie it to the most salient aspects of everyday life in the little country West of the Uruguay River. Enjoy the dance!

Special thanks to:
~ Jerry Jones – Texture used Infected2 @ flickr.com/photos/skeletalmess/
~ Leo Alvarez – Some photographs used @ flickr.com/photos/leoalvarezshoots/
~ BorisTube7 – Video clips 1: Gustavo Rosas y Gisela Natoli @ youtube.com

Digital Art & Paintings: Leo Bar
Music: Tango Roxanne – Remixed by Leo Bar

Las Llamadas Parade- Desfile de las llamadas 2013


“The Llamadas Parade” is a festival that takes place every year in Montevideo in February, during the carnival season in Uruguay. It is part of the official competition of carnival groups of the Uruguayan capital. For two nights around 40 black and lubolos ensembles (known as “extras”) parade through the Southern (Barrio Sur) and (Barrio Palermo) Palermo neighborhood streets. It is one of the purest expressions of Afro-Uruguayan culture.
Carnival Week is considered the annual national festival of Uruguay. While Carnaval is celebrated throughout the country with parades and events in major cities of the interior, the main activities are featured in the capital of Montevideo.
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El desfile de llamadas es una fiesta popular que se realiza todos los años en Montevideo en el mes de febrero, durante la época de carnaval en Uruguay. Forma parte del concurso oficial de agrupaciones carnavalescas de la capital uruguaya. Durante dos noches desfilan unas 40 sociedades de negros y lubolos (conocidas como “comparsas”) por calles de los barrios Sur y Palermo. Constituye una de las más puras manifestaciones de la cultura afro-uruguaya.