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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 …

Tango www.zabara.org

What’s on tonight in Montevideo?

Did you know that in Uruguay you can see world-class musicians right up close in a tiny bar for under ten dollars …

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 …

Ana Prada

Ana Prada – the face of modern Uruguayan folk music

You may not have heard of Ana Prada but she’s all over the radio here in Uruguay, in Argentina and Spain. She’s …

Buying tickets for concerts and carnival

It’s all pretty easy in Uruguay. Maybe centralisation is bad sometimes but it does make things super convenient. Tickets for most concerts …

Museo del Vino

Live music in the Museo del Vino

The Museo del Vino, despite its name, is not a museum. It is a tiny wine-bar offering local Uruguayan wines and world-class live bands …