Carnaval Porteño 2010 - Buenos Aires Carnival

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Every weekend from Saturday, February 8 and until Sunday, February 28th, 2010, the “Carnaval Porteño 2010” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 17 thousand artists, 100 "murgas" (carnival bands), and over one thousand drums and percussion instruments.

The parades will be held from 7 PM to 2 AM on Saturdays, and from 7 PM to 12 AM on Sundays.

Murgas and carnival are the artistic expressions of the marginal neighborhoods, their songs and urban folk customs. The lyrics of these songs are called "criticas", and combine the social denunciation with humor and dancing. What identifies the "murga porteña" from others are their costumes (frock coat, gloves, top hat, and stick), the drums with cymbals, and the various traditional rhythms used to differentiate every neighborhood.

Where to watch the parades:
  • Abasto: Av. Córdoba between Agüero and Sanchez de Bustamante: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14
  • Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Medrano and Palestina: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.
  • Balvanera: Av. Independencia between Alberti and Rincón: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
  • Boedo 1: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Boedo 2: Av. Belgrano between Columbres and Maza: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14
  • Caballito 1: Av. Avellaneda between N. Oroño and F. Sarmiento: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Coghlan: Av Congreso between Holmberg and Machain: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Colegiales: Av. Federico Lacroze between R. Freire and Martínez: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Parque Centenario: Lambaré between Corrientes and Bogado: Feb 20, 21, 27, 28.
  • Saavedra 1: Av. Balbín between Plaza and Jaramillo: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Saavedra 3: Av. Balbín between Pico and Arias: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • San Telmo: Av. San Juan between Balcarce and Peru: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28.
  • Villa Crespo: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Padilla: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Villa Urquiza: Av. Triunvirato between Roosevelt and Rivera: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

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