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2011 Festival Video - Colombia

Colombia Program Craftspeople

Dozens of Colombian craftspeople participated in the 2011 Festival. They were carpenters, carvers, ceramicists, cooks, hairstylists, hat makers, flower andRead More


Joropo Music and Dance with Cabrestero

From the Southeastern Plains of Colombia, Cabrestero performs the joropo music that is an important part of the region’s cattle-ranchingRead More


Migdonio Rivas Ríos, Colombian Percussion Instrument Maker

Migdonio Rivas Ríos from Colombia’s Pacific Coast constructs percussion instruments for chirimía ensembles using local materials and techniques. As syntheticRead More


Abel Rodríguez, Amazonian Basket Weaver

Abel Rodríguez, an indigenous Muinane, demonstrates the art of basket weaving which he learned from his father while growing upRead More