Murga is a form of popular musical theatre performed in La Banda Show - Panama En Disco Y Murga UruguayArgentina and BadajozSpain during the Carnival season. Murga groups also operate in the Buenos Aires Carnivalthough to a lesser extent than in Montevideo; the Argentine murga is more centred on dancing and less on vocals than the Uruguayan one.
Uruguayan murga has a counterpart in CadizSpain from which it is derived, the chirigotabut over time the two have Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan - Euro 2005 Birmingham into distinct forms. A murga performance features up to 17 performers, usually men. In the period preceding Carnival, which takes place from late January to early March in Uruguay, each group will prepare a musical play consisting of a suite of songs and recitative heightened speech lasting around 45 minutes.
This suite will be performed on community stages known as tabladosset up in Montevideo's various neighbourhoods, throughout the Carnival period. Groups also vie against one another in a prestigious official competition. Lyrical content is based on a particular theme, chosen by the group, which serves to provide commentary on events in Uruguay or elsewhere over the preceding year. Consequently, murga lends itself well to being used as a form of popular resistance.
A traditional murga group is composed of a chorus and three percussionists and this is the type of murga performed on stages at Carnival. The singers perform in polyphony using up to five La Banda Show - Panama En Disco Y Murga parts. Vocal production tends to be nasal and loud with little variation in volume. The percussion instruments, derived from the European military band, are bombo a shallow bass drum worn at the waist and Sit And Cry - Pat Kelly - Lonely Man horizontallyredoblante snare drum and platillos clash cymbals.
The two most important pieces of the performance are the opening song saludo and the exit song retirada or despedida. These get played on the radio during the Carnival period and some of them, such as the Saludo Araca La Canaare cherished by Uruguayans as cultural icons. Murguistas dress in elaborate, colourful, jester-like costumes.
Staging is sparse with minimal use of La Banda Show - Panama En Disco Y Murga. The singers tend to be foregrounded with the percussionists at the back or off to the side of the stage. The musical style or rhythmic structures of the murga is sometimes incorporated into Uruguayan popular music. It also incorporates the use of a whistlea very common element in the Argentine Murga. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the popular musical theatre.
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