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A boy with make up in his face looks at Gerardo "Batata" Canepa as he waits for someone to finish his make up during the last preparations for the inaugural parade of the Uruguayan Carnival, January 30, 2004. Murga is a dynamic form of music-theatre composed of poetry, narration, singing, music and commedia dell'arte. ..Their shows, which combine song, drama, and comedy, satirize the main events of the year and are critical of Uruguayan politics, reality and culture. ..