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Alfredo Zitarrosa birthday celebration: An historic musical tribute

2017-02-20T02:58:46-03:00March 15, 2016|Categories: Home, Society|Tags: , |

Alfredo Zitarrosa (1936-1989) was one of the leading figures of Uruguayan popular music. Since his first album, Canta Zitarrosa, released in 1966, Zitarrosa forged a unique music style, where rural folk traditions went hand-in-hand with tango and urban rhythms. It was a new way of understanding roots traditions, and he gained an enormous popularity in [...]

The Rolling Stones in Uruguay: Waiting on a friend

2017-02-20T02:58:53-03:00February 22, 2016|Categories: Home, Society|Tags: , |

When the Rolling Stones embarked into their first South American tour in 1995, playing five historical dates in Buenos Aires, hundreds of Uruguayans crossed the Rio de la Plata to see the band live for the first time. The same thing happened when the band returned to the neighboring city in 1998 and 2006. At [...]