Colombia http://tpr.org en The Black And White Carnival http://tpr.org/post/black-and-white-carnival <p>The largest and most impressive festival in southern Colombia begins on January 2, and lasts almost a week. Dating back to antiquity, the “<a href="http://www.colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/history-and-tradition/fairs-and-festivals/january/carnival-of-blacks-and-whites-in-pasto" target="_blank">Black and White Carnival</a>” has adapted and expanded over the centuries. Initially, the local indigenous population, the agrarian Quillacingas, would dance and sing at the end of the harvest to appease and honor the pagan gods. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:43:08 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 24305 at http://tpr.org The Black And White Carnival La Mera Mera: New Music From Peru, Colombia, Ecuador And More http://tpr.org/post/la-mera-mera-new-music-peru-colombia-ecuador-and-more <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D2q9LDxdOA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XWNJZcUMnU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgyJsfXkD_4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krp2JBGAI54</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Av_SVRmtg</p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 04:54:13 +0000 Jasmine Garsd 22773 at http://tpr.org La Mera Mera: New Music From Peru, Colombia, Ecuador And More Colombian Stilt Walkers Mix Modern Dance, Ballet At Plaza Avenida http://tpr.org/post/colombian-stilt-walkers-mix-modern-dance-ballet-plaza-avenida <p>The Guadalupe Cultural Arts has brought an unusual troupe of performers to San Antonio. Simply put, it’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.</p><p>Yvonne Montoya, Program Director for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, said the Colombian stilt walking group are on an international tour right now.</p><p>"You can see modern dance in there, you can see the look of ballet, it’s all kind of genres put together," Montoya said.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:54:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 21623 at http://tpr.org Colombian Stilt Walkers Mix Modern Dance, Ballet At Plaza Avenida First Listen: Andrea Echeverri, 'Ruiseñora' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-andrea-echeverri-ruise-ora It's possible to chart the development of Latin Alternative music by following the career of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15401702/andrea-echeverri">Andrea Echeverri</a>.<p>In 1992, Echeverri and Hector Buitrago formed <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15191761/aterciopelados">Aterciopelados</a> in Bogota, Colombia, during a time of great innovation in <em>rock en Español</em>. Bands from all over Latin America were experimenting with indigenous musical styles and new genres. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:48:36 +0000 editor 16040 at http://tpr.org First Listen: Andrea Echeverri, 'Ruiseñora'