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Murga, A murga is a group of performers with a flamboyant presence and a unique bond with the hearts of Uruguyans. Murga expresses their everyday feelings and emotions. Although its origins can be traced to Spain, the composition of a Murga as we know it today is a local reinvention form the 20th century
Its composition is mixed; to the rhythm of the bass drum, snare drum and cymbals, men and women with painted faces, dressed in colourful costumes, perform on the streets and tablados (neighborhood stages).
Since the beginnig; Murga has served as a medium for social and political commentary, humorously expressed durinf preformances in the form of parody and stire
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