October brings visions of ‘Puro Carnaval’ to Colombia

By 03 October, 2012

It’s October. And on Colombia’s Atlantic coast that means one thing: it’s that much closer to Carnival!

As costeños like to say, “Yo se que pasa cuando llega Octubre.” (I know what happens when October comes.) Let’s just say when October rolls around, the reasons for hosting “pre-parties” start ratcheting up. People start planning their costumes and dance routines and there is a joy in the air.

To help get you in the mood for Carnival wherever you are, enjoy this new video from a group that specializes in la “fusión de música mestiza,” Saboko Criollo.  “Puro Carnaval” is sure to cause some alegria, which is fitting from a group who says creating happiness is their main goal. The Bogota based group, which features musicians from all over Colombia, do this by blending “popular urban flavor that stays true to the essence of the Latin mestizaje. You’ll hear Andean Colombian sounds fused with funk and hip hop.

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