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The Cosquín of the conurban

The Criollo Carnival has been celebrated for 6 years in San Miguel, which has nothing to envy to the traditional folk festivals of the country.


Perhaps many did not know, but those living in Buenos Aires do not need to move many kilometers to enjoy a great folk festival. During this long weekend, in the town of San Miguel, in the province of Buenos Aires, the Criollo Carnivaltakes place. The sixth edition is from Friday 21 to Monday 24 February.

It all began in 2014, when the authorities of the Municipality of San Miguel began to notice that, in different cultural centers of the city, local folk bands were being formed. Then, they had the idea of celebrating Carnival in a more traditional way and linked to our customs. Thus, they changed the murgas, instruments and lush garments to go to the Criollo Carnival.

The appointment is in the Plaza de las Carretas, a stage that has already been transformed into a large stained-glass window for local artists. It is also called the “Plaza Prospero Molina del conurbano”, referring to the site where the folkloric festival of Cosquin.

This year, the event will pay tribute to Los Chalchaleros, due to the recent death of Juan Carlos Saravia, one of its members, great representative of folklore in Argentina. The big closing will be in charge of Yamila Cafrune and Canto Cuatro.

In addition, during all the days there will be a Creole corner with carts, dancers and local musicians, stands of regional meals, folk ballets and musical shows. You can't do it! lose!

Publication Date: 21/02/2020

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