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Las Llamadas 1


Las Llamadas 1

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Carnival I – Carnaval


Carnival I - Las Llamadas

Las Llamadas 2016 – Montevideo, Uruguay

Carnival – Carnaval III


Carnival 3 - Las Llamadas

Las Llamadas 2016 – Montevideo, Uruguay

Carnaval & Candombe II


Carnaval 2014 comes to an end in Uruguay. Enjoy the Llamadas Parade (Desfile de Llamadas) that takes place in Barrio Sur and also in the main center of Montevideo in Avenida 18 de Julio.
These parades are unique to the country and recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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Candombe music: Cuerda Palermitana (remixed and edited). Some scenes: Public Domain. Special thanks to AFP.

Candombe Carnaval in Uruguay


Uruguay celebrates “Carnaval” over 40 days. Some of the parades and performances have been postponed or delayed due to intense rainstorms and flooding. Here are some tastes of what it feels to be at the celebrations…
Music (remixed) Caminando by Hugo Fattoruso and the Drums of Cuareim (Lonjas de Cuareim)

Enjoy the feast,
Leo

Symphony of Drums :: Sinfonia de Tambores


This is what happens when you mix classical music with Afro-Latin drum candombe.
Scenes are from the Boston Symphony and the Llamadas Parade from 2012-13 Carnival in the cities of Colonia and Montevideo, Uruguay.
Music: Sinfonia de Tambores – Eduardo Da Luz (Live TV performance)
Photography: MVDTV, Leo Bar
Special thanks to AFP

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.