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Colombia - The Hay Festival of Cartagena de Indias

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Derek and I were fortunate enough to be in Cartagena during the Hay Festival – a literary and visual arts festival promoting social and literary responsibility through dialogue, art and music. We bought tickets based on this description in the programme:

[65] 18:00 - 19:00. Domingo, 29 de Enero 2012 CFCE - PLAZA DE SANTO DOMINGO (Patio).
Frente Cumbiero & Quantic
Frente Cumbiero lleva desde 2007 trabajando con grupos británicos, mezclando la cumbia con estilos más vanguardistas. La más sonada de estas uniones ha sido con Mad Professor (legendario productor de dub). Para 2012, Mario Galeano, líder de Frente Cumbiero, ha invitado al productor inglés Will Holland, de Quantic, a sumar fuerzas para producir un disco en Medellín que luego se presentará en concierto en el marco del River of Music, el espacio cultural de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012. La idea: una mezcla de sonido tropical-nacional, con un combo de músicos de primera línea que represente la vieja y la nueva guardia de la música nacional. Los lugares: Hay Festival Cartagena y a orillas del Támesis en julio de este año.

Yeah… We did not understand most of it either but were quite excited to attend a cultural event in Cartagena!

The concert took place in a Santa Domingo Plaza – a beautiful colonial building that surrounds a picturesque patio setting. There was a stage, an open area for standing room, and bleachers. The crowd was well dressed, trendy, and ranged in age.

Since I cannot provide an apt literary description of the sheer talent that performed that night, here are some snippets of what we enjoyed and I hope you do too:

Posted by krisses 05:05 Archived in Colombia

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