Today was the Day of the Whites or Dia de Los Blancos, the culmination of more than a week of festivities on epiphany. Today is the day that three months, thousands of dollars invested in carossas and costumes is put on for show throughout the city. We bought seats (around 50,000 pesos or $25 USD) [...]
The Black and White Festival in the city of Pasto, Narino, Colombia is probably one of the most intriguing events I have ever attended. It has a long history as a series of celebrations from Christmas until epiphany on January 6th. The festivities culminate on the Day of the Blacks on the eve of epiphany followed by the [...]
My cousins are in town visiting from Colombia and they brought their sweet and adorable daughter Alejandra for her first visit to the United States. She is super sweet and adores Spiderman and these photos were taken as she watched youtube spiderman clips for over an hour.
So a friend of mine, on facebook atleast, Azul Enzue posted some videos today of Toto La Momposina an amazing Colombiana singer. Her work is a mixture of the sounds of the indigenous porro, puya and gaita with the Afro-Latin cumbia, mapale and sexteto (www.afropop.com). She is a perfect example of the blending of indigenous, [...]