lunes, 30 de mayo de 2011

The Carnival of Barranquilla has its remote origins in the carnival that came to America from Spain. So he has a spirit of renewal and change similar to that inspired this holiday season in Europe.

The first carnival held in the city is lost in history, more than a century ago, when Barrie was a small population. However, by word of mouth, have circulated various stories about how people celebrated the Barranquilla carnival as always ingenuous, funny, festive, and above all healthy, have been allowed to keep a tradition that goes back three centuries.





It is a dance of gallantry among couples who make up the group, which fuses elements of indigenous, black and white. It is characterized by elegance and subtle hip movements of women, a drum and flute are millet.It has its origins in the popular festivals and Barranquilla and peoples of the Atlantic Coast, in times when a good power outages were the blazing light of the candles.The dance is performed on a wheel made up of men moving inside, and women dancing outdoors. For purposes of Carnival dance groups while marching on the tracks.Dance of Congo:

is one of the most colorful dances and exotic costumes man. It stresses its large turban filled with artificial flowers and which goes a long stalk on the back which almost reached the heels was decorated with ribbons, bows, lace, etc. The turban worn on the front of one or more mirrors.Is a typical dance of the Carnival of Barranquilla. The make several pairs accompanied by a group of animal costumes and a set of musicians including a drum, a guacharaca, palms, a singer and a chorus.Doodle Dance:

And the Dance of Congo, it is traditional Carnival of Barranquilla. Represents life and death and the dancers move to the sound of the drum by figures such as snails, tunnels, fans or simulating the movement of waves.The band that accompanies the dance is composed of a drum, drum of a single patch, guacharaca and a singer, accompanied by voices of a choir and palms. The music they perform is the rate of bird, or blow chandé happy.Black Dance:

It is the dance that represents the African American culture. It is characterized by strong percussion hits. Is usually performed mapalé rate, which in turn follows a dance of African slaves called "calendar."Special Dances:Devils Dance

It originates in the religious festivals of Corpus Christi to be held in the departments of Magdalena, Bolívar and Cesar, and especially in the municipality of Mompox and its zone of influence.Consists of the assumptions devils dance outside the church and outside the processions. The dancers are dressed in a baggy one piece and use a red mask with horns, castanets and mirrors.Dance of the Worm:

The dancers form one after another and are taken from the hips, forming a "worm." One-piece dress in green, with tassels on the arms and below the guide a person to wear a big head of a worm.
Dance of the Farotas:

Thirteen men participate in a dance where you dress up in costumes and accessories for women. According to oral tradition, the dance represents the strategy used by the native Spanish to avenge the abuse of women.

Indian Dance:

Comes from the indigenous populations on the banks of the Magdalena River: Indians and Indian Farotos Braid. It consists of a displacement of couples who are twisted ribbons and untwist again. According to oral tradition of the dance movements respond to many indigenous rituals performed on the banks of the Magdalena River.Dances of Relationship:Dance Cayman

Is a typical dance of Cienaga, Magdalena, and represents the history of Tomadita, a child stolen by an alligator. Is danced in circles or in pairs and one member of the group walks around with a horizontal structure shaped alligator. Mixes theater, poetry and dance.
Dance of the Coyongos:

The coyongos are wading birds in areas bordering the Caribbean coast. It is a dance involving the coyongo king, gray heron, white heron, the heron, duck tablespoon, pisingo and other birds of the river and the swamp, also act the hunter and the fish.The argument concerns the slaughter of birds when caught a fish, as well as the hunter when hunting these birds. Dance is typical of the sound produced by wooden spikes costumes of birds, which carry the rhythm of music.Dance of the goalkeepers and the vultures:

It is an allegory when vultures attack their prey, which can be a donkey or a dog. One or more vultures killed by bullets from a hunter. Who makes the donkey or dog should go to his knees, bearing the heat under the suit and shoved to the vultures.Dance of the Pilanderas:

It is based on the tillage in the field to clean the rice and corn, which is called 'pillar'. They dance to the rhythm of puja around a pylon, with frantic movements of shoulders and hips, and a slight inclination of the bust and waist, produced by the efforts made by mimicking the action of 'pillar'.Dance paloteo:

It symbolizes the clash between nations and proposes the exaltation of patriotic values ​​with the use of flags and verses of the cities and selected countries. Each member is representative of a country or city and carries his banner. Each country will be defended by lines and confrontation.It paloteo (hitting the short sticks) and representing the conflict and also, it gives rhythm to the dance. Marching to the beat of the drum and the flute (which in some is replaced by the accordion).