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Ed and Fran

Mar 6, 2008, 8:52 AM

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Cumbre Tajín

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Spring equinox is upon us again, so it's time for the annual "Cumbre Tajín" festival, which will run from the 19th thru the 23rd of March. Based on response to my previous annual postings about this I don't suppose anyone here really cares. But I like to post it each year just to expand the scope of this forum beyond Xalapa.


http://www.cumbretajin.com/
Cumbre Tajín es el compromiso del Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz de posicionar la zona norte del estado, preservar y difundir la riqueza cultural y arqueológica de la Ciudad Sagrada de El Tajín y de sus guardianes: el pueblo totonaca. Durante nueve años de trabajo ininterrumpido, Cumbre Tajín ha puesto en relieve diferentes aspectos culturales y ha mostrado la importancia de un proyecto integral que fomenta la cultura del estado de Veracruz. Este año sus actividades girarán en torno al lenguaje: la morada del ser. De esta manera Cumbre Tajín se une a la iniciativa de la UNESCO, que declaró el año 2008 como “Año internacional de las Lenguas”.

En México existen alrededor de 68 idiomas, algunos en peligro de desaparecer. En Cumbre Tajín estarán presentes, celebrando la diversidad de nuestra identidad e invitando a la reflexión sobre la importancia de preservarlas.
Ceremonias, talleres, rituales, terapias alternativas, juegos autóctonos, conciertos, danza, actos circenses, conferencias, exposiciones, proyecciones: lenguajes de la humanidad presentes en Cumbre Tajín 2008 en la voz de más de mil artistas.

No te pierdas la maravillosa experiencia de conocer la Ciudad Sagrada de El Tajín en una visita nocturna enmarcada por un espectáculo de luces sin precedentes.

Cumbre Tajín te espera para que vivas esta celebración a la cultura y disfrutes de una experiencia inolvidable.




raferguson


Mar 6, 2008, 12:37 PM

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Re: [Ed and Fran] Cumbre Tajín

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I always thought of this as a new age event, although based on the description there may be more to it.

Have you ever attended the event? What did you think?

Tajin is very high on my list of places that I want to visit. Our recent visit to Veracruz was limited to the south, mostly around Catemaco.

Richard


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Ed and Fran

Mar 6, 2008, 1:54 PM

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Re: [raferguson] Cumbre Tajín

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I always thought of this as a new age event.... Have you ever attended the event?

We think it's pretty much that way too, based on what we've heard from friends who have attended, which is why we haven't gone ourselves. That, and the fact that we don't like crowds. That's why we haven't made a "Carnival" in Veracruz either.


Tajin is very high on my list of places that I want to visit. Our recent visit to Veracruz was limited to the south, mostly around Catemaco.

Tajin is pretty good, and has steadily worked its way up the list of most visited archeological sites in Mexico. I tink it's currently around #5 or #6. But it's best to visit there when the "Cumbre" isn't in session.

Catemaco is on our list of places to visit.

Regards

Ed


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Mar 7, 2008, 5:17 PM

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When my suegra lived in Veracruz we took a trip a couple years ago up to El Tajin. Very impressive site, the voladores were one thing, but what a terrifically restored complex. It's big, and in some ways to me even more impressive than Teotihuacan. A stadium where they played a ball game where the losing team was executed. Now there's an incentive to play hard. It was misty and foggy that day with the sun peeking in and out, very silent. Makes you wonder what it was like seven hundred years ago. Worth a trip if you're in the area.

Michael McLaughlin "el bolillo ranchero"


"El Gringo Jalapeño"


Mar 7, 2008, 8:41 PM

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¡Amigos costeños! I was able to go to the Light and Sound Show at El Tajín(http://www.cumbretajin.com/) 3 years ago and found the event very well done. Since the show is at night makes "taking the heat" much easier, because the intense heat of Papantla is very hard on me. I highly recommend the show if you have the oportunity to see it.
¡Hasta pronto!
Roy B. Dudley "El Gringo Jalapeño" See more about Xalapa at www.xalaparoy.com
 
 
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