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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