An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
More Murga in Boedo
Recuerdos of last weekend's murga: a little video and some pics I snapped on Avenida Boedo and Carlos Calvo, a block from my house and a block from the famous intersection of San Juan y Boedo. Generally
there are 3 murga groups per night, we stayed for only this one, Los Mucosos de Liniers (The Snots of Liniers).
As you can see, it's nothing like Carnaval, but with its own very special charm. Carnaval is about fun fun fun, while the murga has its roots in social protest.
There are many murgas in various barrios throughout the city of Buenos Aires. Try to catch one on Saturday and Sunday during February. But watch out for kids wielding spray cans of foam!!