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2011 Festival Blog - Colombia

North-South Dialogue at Colombia Program


Participants in the Colombia program included ritual leaders, musicians, weavers, potters, carvers, and other skilled tradition bearers from the AmazonianRead More

July 11, 2011   1 Comment

Salsa Caleña: Movements and Rhythms of Colombia


On El Rumbiadero Stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, in front of over 200 spectators and eager participants, stood LuzRead More

July 11, 2011   No Comments

Ceremonial Dance from the Amazonian Rainforest


The Amazon rainforest covers more than one third of Colombia and contains approximately fifty-two ethnic groups, many are indigenous communities.Read More

July 10, 2011   No Comments

Colombia Recipe #9, Viuda de Bocachico


Vuida de Bocachico Recipe by Mery Margoth Gándara de Barrera 4 fresh trout 2 lb yuca 2 ripe plantains 1Read More

July 10, 2011   No Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/10


Second to last day of the Festival! Here’s a selection of images from our photographers. Click on images to enlargeRead More

July 10, 2011   No Comments

Colombian Women’s Voices in Music, part 2


Singers Zully Murillo de Caicedo (Cali) and Damaris Sayas Gomez (Mompox) share their unique vocal traditions during the “Women’s VoicesRead More

July 10, 2011   No Comments

Colombian Women’s Voices in Music, part 1


Singers Zully Murillo de Caicedo (Cali) and Damaris Sayas Gomez (Mompox) share their unique vocal traditions during the “Women’s VoicesRead More

July 10, 2011   No Comments

Smithsonian Folkways Concert: Ayombe


On Saturday, July 9, Smithsonian Folkways recording artists Ayombe performed the lively accordion-driven music from their award-winning album ¡Ayombe! TheRead More

July 10, 2011   1 Comment

Carnival Workshop with Don Abundio y sus Traviesos


Music and dance ensemble Don Abundio y sus Traviesos, from Mompox, Colombia, entertained a capacity crowd with a Carnival workshopRead More

July 10, 2011   No Comments

Everybody Loves the Circus!


The colorful cast of characters from Circo Ciudad entertained visitors at a circus workshop  today. They wrapped up the workshopRead More

July 9, 2011   No Comments