Candombe and Tango in the streets of Buenos Aires on December 6

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Two open air musical events will take place next Saturday, December 6 2008, in the streets of Buenos Aires, where visitors will be able to experience two of the most traditional musical rythms of the Río de la Plata.

In the first one, in San Telmo, between 4 PM and 11 PM, 25 carnival groups ("comparsas") with over two thousand Argentinian and Uruguayan artists in their colorful costumes, present the "Llamada de Candombe de San Telmo", a parade of drums, music and dance. The "llamada" is traditional Uruguayan event in which the "comparsas" are called in to play the "candombe", a musical genre originated in Africa and brought to South American in the XVII and XVIII centuries by the African slaves. At Pasaje San Lorenzo there will be 4 bonfires for the tuning of the drums, that will start at 3 PM.
The parade starts at Defensa & av. Independencia, and each "comparsa" takes 1 hour to cover the 8 blocks until Defensa & Caseros, in Paque Lezama.
This event is totally free of charge.

The second of these events is "La Gran Milonga Nacional", starting at 8 PM in Avenida de Mayo, where people will have the chance to dance to tango orchestras that will be performing live on three stages, with the participation of professional dancers.
Some of the participating orchestras are: Los Reyes del Tango, Gente de Tango, Sexteto Milonguero, Roberto Siri and his Show, Orchestra of the Argentine Army, and Típica La Otra Vereda.
This mega event will cover Avenida de Mayo from Bolívar to Bernardo de Irigoyen, and it´s also free of charge.

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