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Montevideo, Uruguay

18th March 2015

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay
Gran Teatro Metro

Gig

On our last night in Montevideo we performed at a lovely little venue called Gran Teatro Metro. It was probably the most intimate gig of the tour and my first time playing in Uruguay.

Once again (as was becoming the norm during my time here) I had another Candombe moment whilst telling the audience about my experiences with their national rhythm. Without any encouragement, the entire theatre was clapping to the Candombe.

Photos taken by Harry Stoker using a Sony A7S

Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay
Danceability

Charity

After a short break from visiting charities due to our performances in Brazil (where we visited a charity earlier last year) it was time to visit a charity called DanceAbility in Uruguay. it is clear to see DanceAbility has one goal… to improve the wellbeing of children with disabilities, through the medium music and dance. And from what I saw they are doing that and then some.

Every child there was so happy. I got to sit in on one of their music lessons where I learnt the Uruguayan rhythm Candombe (with one young man in particular, a real talent on the bongos) and then I got to join in on the Dance class.

During the dance class the teachers and volunteers were so good with the children. They were throwing all sorts of crazy shapes whilst encouraging the children to do the same (not that they needed encouraging).

Check out the website here…

http://www.danceability.com/danceability_latin_america.php

Photos by Pete Innacombe