Buenos Aires Gets Carnaval Fever
Throughout the month of February, the Carnaval 2012 spirit has been sweeping across Buenos Aires with some of the best 2012 Carnaval celebrations outside of Rio taking place on the Porteño streets. On Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February, over 100 murgas (Carnaval bands) will be spread out across the city, ready to perform and create an incredible Carnaval atmosphere.
Declared part of the Cultural Heritage of the city of Buenos Aires in 1997, experiencing the murga show is an activity that cannot be missed! The lyrics of the street musicians are called ‘’criticas’’ which use humour and irony, to critically analyse their neighbourhood and society.
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Each murga is therefore different and unique with each band creating their own rhythms, playing different instruments and wearing extravagant clothing. The murga of Buenos Aires has flourished in recent years due to the development of this art form in Argentina making Buenos Aires one of the top destinations for tourists to visit during the Carnaval period.
|All pictures are from Secretaria de Cultura de BsAs|