Did you know that in Uruguay:

  • you can see world-class musicians right up close in a tiny bar for under ten dollars
  • percussion is really big?
  • the tango scene is frequented mainly by locals?
  • contemporary dance is really popular?

To find out what’s on while you are in Montevideo, write to the Guru via our Facebook page or any other social media and let us know when you plan to be in town. We’ll keep our eye out for you and select a venue that is off the tourist track.

Then when you’re in town, we’ll post our recommendations for the evening on Facebook around midday. [Why do we use Facebook for musical recommendations? Buy The Guru’Guay Guide to Montevideo and you’ll find out!]

During carnival (February-early March) our recommendations are really essential as some carnival shows are amazing, whilst others are toe-curlingly kitsch. There are only so many “parodistas” that one can take.

Are you doing this out of the goodness of your Good Guru Heart?

The Guru is a working musician (you can listen to one of her bands here) and as music is so amazing here in Uruguay, she really do want to make sure you’ll get to fall in love with it too while you are here.

If you read Spanish, the Cartelera city guide is another reasonable source but it’s not selective like the Guru’s tips are of course!

More posts on Uruguayan music on Guru’Guay

Photo: Cristian Menghi