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Indy Eye: Afro Carnaval

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Bringing an end to the carnaval season, the streets of Buenos Aires bore witness to the third Afrodescendants’ Carnaval in San Telmo on Saturday and Sunday. Over 10,000 people celebrated the city’s rich and often overlooked African cultural heritage through parades, workshops, food stands, and concerts. The main events were the afro carnaval parade, in which traditional comparsas danced their way from Bolívar and Belgrano to Manzana de las Luces to the beat of the candombe drums, and the evening concerts with musicians from around Latin America, including Afro-Uruguayan percussionist and singer Rubén Rada.

All photos by Patricio Murphy.

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afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

afro carnaval patricio murphy

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2 Responses to “Indy Eye: Afro Carnaval”

  1. Milene says:

    Love the photos! I enjoyed the whole parade & concerts from my lovely balcony at Peru =) Again – great photos, it was a great party. Thanks to Secretaria de Cultura of Buenos Aires!

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