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Tablado tours – a great way to experience Uruguay Carnival

If you are lucky enough to hit Uruguay during January and February, sign up for an authentic Carnival tablado tour – it …

Montevideo Carnival 2017 dates

Carnival in Uruguay is uniquely different to anywhere else in the world. And what’s really special for a visitor is that it …

Uruguay rock and pop band Cuatro Pesos de Propina by Montecruz Foto

A Uruguay rock and pop sampler

Size doesn’t matter, and Uruguay, one of the tiniest South American nations, is the living proof.  With a thriving rock and pop …

Comparsa by Leo Alvarez. Things to do in Uruguay

Drumming is huge in Uruguay

Anyone who spends enough time strolling around Montevideo, the capital, will run into a drumming troupe on the street. Because drumming is …

Best of Uruguay – Music for the people

A piano sits in the open air in a square in Montevideo. And anyone’s welcome to play it. See what happened… Four …

Montevideo Carnival - Murga La Mojigata

6 reasons why you must not miss carnival in Montevideo

As it’s virtually unknown to people outside of Uruguay, in Montevideo you’ll get to experience one of the most authentic carnivals in …

Montevideo lives and breathes authentic music and culture any night of the week Photo: Jimmy Baikovicius

Montevideo Carnival 2016 dates

Carnival in Uruguay is uniquely different to anywhere else in the world. And it’s still a primarily local event. Check out the …

Ciudad Vieja Florece celebrations

Montevideo’s Old Town is blooming

Ciudad Vieja, the Old Town of Montevideo, or Old City as it is more correctly translated, was once all of Montevideo. But the …

Martin Pugin on bandoneon by Jimmy Baikovicius

World’s most famous tango is from Uruguay

A lot of people don’t know this, but the world’s most famous tango melody was written and performed for the first time …

Discovering Montevideo through its live music scene

Do the same as Austin music journalist Nancy Flores and let Guru’guay take you on a Montevideo musical journey. Montevideo’s burgeoning, innovative …