My process for creating a watercolor painting

Para Español continue ...  Background Since 1967 in the city of Valledupar, Colombia there is an annual celebration of culture and music known as "El Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata" (The Vallenato Legend Festival). The festival focuses on the talents of musicians of all ages excelling in the vallenato genre of music (folk music originating … Continue reading My process for creating a watercolor painting

El Monocuco

The origin of this costume in the Carnaval de Barranquilla is disputed but it is said that it has its beginnings in Europe. Masquerade balls originated from the Venice Carnival in the 16th century, these balls took on a newfound popularity throughout the ballrooms of Europe's wealthy class in the 17th and 18th centuries. Party goers … Continue reading El Monocuco

El Congo

The "Danza del Congo" (Dance of the Congo) is one of the most traditional dances/costumes of the carnival. Its origin can be traced back to the war dances of the African Tribes of the Congo. These dances and traditions were first brought to Colombia's Caribbean Coast with the arrival of African slaves. Many generations later, … Continue reading El Congo