Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Viva Fest in the National Park

A member of 'Drummers for Peace' showed up. 

Scenes from today and tomorrow's Viva cultural festival in Bogotá's National Park. The festival included a salsa band, part of the city-wide Salsa al Parque event, as well as an eclectic and sometimes quirky mix of displays by neighborhood do-gooder organizations, including indigenous, LGBT and childrens organizations, as well as community radios and arts groups.

Scary monster.

Dead scary monster.

A salsa band performs.... 

...and these kids get down. 

A bicycle tourist tastes a fermented quinua drink. 

Posing in a dirty image. 

Traditionally-dressed señoritas. 

These older women were getting down to the music. 

Tumbling boys. 

These bicycles generated electricity for loudspeakers. 

Traditional handicrafts.

The LGBT community. 

I thot 'How charming, these traditional dancing girls.' But from another angle, there was something undtraditionally masculine about them.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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