February 20, 2015 Issue

Party Time
In Focus

Party Time

The streets of Montevideo take centre stage and inhibitions are banished during the Llamadas parade, a two-day fiesta that has traditional Afro-Uruguayan roots. It is also known as The Calls, from when slaves used to shout about their plight. Members of a comparsa, a Uruguayan carnival group of drummers and dancers, kick off the festivities on Barrio Sur.
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