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Yipao Festival in Colombia

Our friend Carlos Alberto Beltrán R. won’t be coming to the Festival, but his tradition will. He sent us this video that he produced so that we can all appreciate the skills and amazing tricks that Colombian yiperos (jeep drivers) perform in competitions. Carlos is a Yipao festival promoter in Colombia.

At the Festival, there will be daily yipao demonstrations by Jhon Jairo "Guama" Amortegui, one of the most recognized yiperos of Colombia’s Coffee Region.