Carnaval Porteño 2014 - Buenos Aires Carnival

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Every weekend of from Saturday February 1st until Sunday March 2nd 2014, the “Carnaval Porteño 2014” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 17 thousand artists, 112 "murgas" (carnival bands), and over one thousand drums and percussion instruments.

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

Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades:
  • Abasto: Av. Córdoba between Agüero and Sanchez de Bustamante: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Medrano and Bulnes: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Bajo Nuñez: Arias between Obligado and O´Higgins: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Boedo 1: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Boedo 2: Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9 
  • Coghlan: Av Congreso between Donado and Mariano Acha: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Colegiales 1: Av. Federico Lacroze between R. Freire and Martínez: Feb 1, 2 
  • Colegiales 2: Benjamin Matienzo between Freire and Conesa: Feb 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Colegiales 3: Av. Federico Lacroze between Freire and Conesa: Feb 1, 2 
  • Fores: Gaona between Donato Alvarez and Boyacá: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Gorriti: Feb 1, 2
  • Palermo Soho: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz between Solar and Costa Rica: Feb 8, 9, 16, 22, 23 
  • Saavedra: Av. Balbín between Plaza and Jaramillo: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • San Telmo: Av. San Juan between Balcarce and Peru: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2 
  • Villa Crespo: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Padilla: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, Mar 1, 2  
All the events are free of charge.

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