The parade of "Llamadas" (call) in the capital of Uruguay, city of Montevideo on 9 and Friday night, is the largest popular celebrations in Uruguay
Rhythm African drums played with wood designs in variety colors mixed with the brightness attracts thousands of spectators who watch musicians and dancers pass on the first day of the parade,according to AFP.
In two days, on 9 and Friday night, hundreds of dancers almost-naked ,stars, and typical characters walked almost a kilometer along narrow streets in Montevideo, which old houses backdrop, applauded by a crowd are estimated about 70,000 fills sidewalks and balconies.
The event born from African slaves brought to Montevideo in the eighteenth and nineteenth century when it was allowed to join black slaves to practice their dancing to the drums and with the end of slavery, the slaves transmitted their tradition to new generations.
"Today I feel here that we are all black,the force with which drumming is awesome, is the best of Uruguay, "Claudia Rodriguez, a 26-year dancing on the sidewalk, watching the parade told AFP.
The Uruguayan carnival, which claims to be the longest in the world, started last January 27 with a parade and will last well into March, when the contest expires officer.