Buenos Aires: Papel Picado Ediciones; The author, 2005. b/w and color plates, facs., illus., mus. notes, tbls., color pict. fldg wrps. Item #82787
The book is a register of the annual Buenos Aires Carnival (Carnaval de Buenos Aires) from 1970-2004. The 2 day event celebrated each February in the streets of Buenos Aires features murga parades (inspired in musical elements from the Afro-American candombe rhythms), colorful costumes, water bombs and many other activities. The edition documents this urban folklore genre from 1970 to 2004 through the voices of famous carnival murga personages: El Loco Mingo, Pichila and Yamil, El Tucu, El Marciano, La Loba, El Pacha and many others. Includes brief information on 12 Mugra Centers (foundation year, practicing location, colors, etc.). LIMITED EDITION OF 1000.