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Ed and Fran

Aug 19, 2006, 10:11 AM

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XIII Festival Internacional Afrocaribeño

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That time of the year again. The thirteenth edition of the Afrocaribean Festival started yesterday in Veracruz, and will run through August 27th. Here are a few links to recent articles on the festival.

El Sol de Mexico: http://www.oem.com.mx/...ico/notas/n10096.htm

La Jornada: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2006/08/13/a08n2esp.php

"El zócalo porteño y el paseo del malecón serán los escenarios de diversos conciertos con la música distintiva del Caribe y su influencia africana, desde el son y el danzón hasta el reggae, la plena, el vallenato y el calipso, con grupos de Colombia, Bolivia, México, República Dominicana, Cuba, Honduras y Jamaica.
Hernández Palacios anunció que el 21 de agosto se ofrecerá un homenaje a la cantante cubana Celia Cruz, a tres años de su muerte, en el cual participarán la Orquesta Moscovita de la Universidad Veracruzana, Noila de Cuba y Guillermo Salamaca."

Just in case you were interested.

Regards

Ed & Fran



trpt2345

Sep 14, 2006, 9:37 PM

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Re: [Ed and Fran] XIII Festival Internacional Afrocaribeño

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We caught three concerts in that series, including the Celia Cruz tribute which was wonderful. After a week in Xalapa and five days in Palma Sola we came back to Veracruz and just enjoyed the ongoing fiesta that is the zocalo there. I think my favorite spot in the world is a table outside of the Bar Regis at about sunset with a snifter of Cuban rum and a torta de jamon. Ay, que bueno!

Michael McLaughlin "el bolillo ranchero"
 
 
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