What does Hugo Chavez, Murga Carnival dancing, and two crazy 3-D historical building light shows have in common?

30 May

Argentina’s Bicentennial Extravaganza of course! Latin American leaders, Argentine celebrities, 2,000 Fuerza Bruta performers, and more than 6 million people participated in the festivities during the Bicentennial weekend starting on May 21, 2010.

Boston.com’s The Big Picture did a fabulous piece covering the celebration in 30 photographs that gives a great visual overview of the week’s festivities.

Probably the coolest portion of the night, an impressive 3-D light show on the Cabildo (historical building where it all began in 1810) that displayed the last two centuries of Argentina’s history through video mapping images and sound.

A similar 3-D show projected on the infamous Teatro Colon, on opening night after a 4 year closure due to renovations.  Truly beautiful.

To me, the highlight of the event clearly hit its peak when the the ravishing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner let loose to the sounds of the Murga, playing the air drums and doing the wax on wax off, shaking her hips and movin to the beats of the murga alongside fearless Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, and presidents Evo Morales (Bolivia), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Jose Mujica (Uruguay), Sebastian Pinera (Chile), Lula da Silva (Brazil) and Rafael Correa (Ecuador).  Also making an appearance, recently ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. (Go to 1:19 on the youtube video – Hugo Chavez is directly to her left).

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One Response to “What does Hugo Chavez, Murga Carnival dancing, and two crazy 3-D historical building light shows have in common?”

  1. kevin vaughn June 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    hey allie,

    i work with whatsupbuenosaires.com, we are a website dedicated to emerging youth culture in buenos aires, we publish a daily agenda with cool things going on in the city as well as articles about restaurants, bands, anything related to the unique porteno life all us expatriates love about the city. anyway, i am a follower of your blog, and would like to know if you would be interested in contributing food related articles to our website ? if you are send me an email at kevinvaughnisdumb@gmail.com and i can give you some more info.
    thanks, kev

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