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7 Carnival Classics from Uruguay

By 10 February, 2016

The Uruguayan Carnival, apparently the longest in the world, is a month and a bit marathon of riotous satire, fiercely contested shows and above all, the emblematic sound of the murga. It’s said that ticket sales outnumber any... Read Article

10 Chilean Protest Songs

By 10 June, 2015

Winter in the Southern Hemisphere is the time of the year when Chile awakens to popular uprisings, with university occupations and student protests common through these coming months. Gaining worldwide recognition in 2011, the Chilean student movement has never stopped.... Read Article

MIXTAPE Selectorchico™’s Revisiting Macondo Mixtape

By 20 March, 2015

After publishing Uruguayan producer Selectorchico™‘s amazing fusion of tropical bass and gnawa music earlier this week, we stumbled across this incredible mixtape that Selectorchico™ put together just a few months ago. Titled Revisiting Macondo Vol. 1 and with... Read Article

City Sounds: Buenos Aires

By 01 June, 2011

Like every other big city in the world, there is a musicality that oozes from the streets of Buenos Aires. The incessant humming of old, rusty buses trying to make their way through cobbled roads, explosive symphonies of... Read Article

Murga: The Unknown Buenos Aires’ Carnival

By 13 February, 2011

Throughout Latin America, carnival traditions are intrinsically tied to the African slave descendents and their culture and struggle. It’s said that during colonial times, the week of carnival (a Christian traditional celebration of pagan origins that happens right... Read Article

City Sounds: Montevideo

By 20 May, 2010

In many ways Montevideo is seen as synonymous with Buenos Aires. They are both capital cities of countries that lay claim to being the originators of Tango (Carlos Gardel, the master of Tango, was born in Uruguay yet... Read Article