Banda Juventud Amantes del Folklore - Carnaval en Oruro
Happy New Year good people! I sincerely hope you enjoyed your festivities, if that is you celebrate according to the Gregorian calendar. If not, then I hope all is well in your world.
I'd like to start 2014 with a bit of a bang so today I present to you a strange and beautiful vintage recordings of Carnaval music from the Plurinational State of Bolivia. This is marching music played by drummers and a large brass band, designed to keep the festivities moving through the streets of the city. The Carnaval itself looks like a wild and colourful event blending pagan and Christian traditions in a riot of noise, fireworks, dancing and probably very strong alcohol. You can read more about the Carnaval (which takes place in February) over at wikipedia, and here's a link to the official website.
Here is some footage of the Diablada's dance troupe:
01 Morenada Multicolor
02 Morenada Central
03 Diablada Tradicional
04 Huayno Tradicional
05 Carnaval en Oruro
06 Comparsa en Machacamarca
07 Recuerdo en Copacabana
08 Diablada Tradicional de Oruro
09 Recuerdo en Patapani
10 Diablada Tradicional 2
11 Cariño de un Artista
12 Union Norteña
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