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2011 Festival Video - Colombia

Music from Mompox – Don Abundio y sus Traviesos


Don Abundio y sus Traviesos, a music and dance ensemble from Mompox, Colombia, played for the other Colombia program participantsRead More

 

Highlights from the Festival’s Opening Ceremony


Highlights from the opening ceremony for the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Video edited by Michael Headley.

 

Chirimía La Contundencia, Music from Colombia’s Pacific Coast


Chirimía La Contundencia, one of Colombia’s most renowned chirimía groups, presents their form of the traditional Pacifico genre to anRead More

 

Francisco Mena Palacios, Colombian Filigree Jewelry Craftsman


Colombia program participant Francisco Mena Palacios is a filigree jewelry craftsman from Quibdó (in the country’s Pacific region). He learned hisRead More

 

Cimarrón Performance at Festival


Cimarrón, of the llanos plains region of Colombia, are masters of the joropo llanero genre. Here, these Grammy-nominated musicians performRead More

 

Bandola demonstration by Félix Chaparro Rivas


Félix Chaparro Rivas of Grupo Cabrestero demonstrated the bandola during a narrative session in the Colombia program, “Bandolas Across Traditions.” VideoRead More

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Colombian Chirimía Meets American Rhythm & Blues


On the last day of the Festival, July 11, musicians from Chirimía la Contundencia (Quibdó, Colombia) and the Monitors (WilsonRead More