Martina Castro http://tspr.org en Carnaval In Uruguay: Choir Competitions In The Streets http://tspr.org/post/carnaval-uruguay-choir-competitions-streets Uruguay boasts that it has the longest Carnival celebration not just in Latin America, but the world. The 40-day celebration is dotted with makeshift stages all around the capital city of Montevideo for performances of choral music called <em>murga</em>. Murga is both entertainment and a sociopolitical commentary that survived the military dictatorship of the 1970s.<p>Murga songs like "Los Curtidores de Hongos," which tells the story of the oldest murga choir in Uruguay, feature a guttural, forceful tone of singing that has been with the style from the beginning. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Martina Castro 10974 at http://tspr.org Carnaval In Uruguay: Choir Competitions In The Streets