World Festivals
2:43 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

The Black And White Carnival

Preparing for the big parade, 2008.
eandres Wikimedia Commons

The largest and most impressive festival in southern Colombia begins on January 2, and lasts almost a week. Dating back to antiquity, the “Black and White Carnival” 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.

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10:54 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

La Mera Mera: New Music From Peru, Colombia, Ecuador And More


Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 8:03 am

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Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Colombian Stilt Walkers Mix Modern Dance, Ballet At Plaza Avenida

Nemcatacoa Teatro

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.

Yvonne Montoya, Program Director for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, said the Colombian stilt walking group are on an international tour right now.

"You can see modern dance in there, you can see the look of ballet, it’s all kind of genres put together," Montoya said.

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First Listen
10:48 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

First Listen: Andrea Echeverri, 'Ruiseñora'

Andrea Echeverri's new album, Ruiseñora, comes out August 20.
Ana Zuluaga Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:12 am

It's possible to chart the development of Latin Alternative music by following the career of Andrea Echeverri.

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