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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Candombe! Candombe!

Just last week, we went to Gral. Rivera corner Missouri Streets to watch a parade of different candombe bands (Wikipedia is your friend). I was informed that it's similar to what we could have witnessed if we came here right before the lent. As noted from the parade, it usually has a logo bearer first, announcing their band name. Then a set of flag bearers waving gigantic flags (too big that you'll be hit if you're near). After that, an entourage of carnival ladies then an old couple (where the lady is dressed up a la Corazon in "Marimar"). Then the carnival queen leading the group of drummers. Everybody was dancing to an African beat.

The rest of 200 plus pictures here plus a video here.

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