La Murga Uruguaya

In the last month we have seen two concerts by vocal/percussion groups known as ‘Murgas’.  The murga tradition comes from Spain and can be found in Uruguay, Argentina, and other South American countries.  Known traditionally as ‘mascaradas’ (masquerades), these groups of drummers and dancers performed during carnival time.  In Uruguay, the name murga was coined and the tradition features a choir and three percussionists.  This murga uruguaya is what is found in Mendoza.  The choirs often sing songs of picaresque wit and biting social commentary.  The photo is of the “Murga El Semillero” who we saw play live.

About jdicus

I am a Spanish and social studies teacher on year-long sabbatical in Mendoza, Argentina. Our family consists of myself, wife Jenny Breen, and daughters Solana and Frances. With this blog we endeavor to chronicle our experience living abroad.
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2 Responses to La Murga Uruguaya

  1. Alejandra says:

    Debo denunciar un error en el artículo sobre la murga uruguaya, el nombre de la murga en la fotografía es: “Murga El Semillero” yo soy miembro de dicha murga y me gustaría que se arregle ese error en el artículo. Gracias
    I report an error in the article on Uruguaya Murga , the photography murga`s name is: Murga El Semillero ” I am a member of that murga and would like that error was fixed in Article. Thanks

  2. jdicus says:

    Gracias Alejandra por corregir el error. No pude recordar el nombre de la murga. Fue un muy buen concierto el que Uds. dieron hace unos tres años. Saludos.

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