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DANZA DEL CONGO GRANDE: (Congo)

En la costa Atlantica de Colombia y especialmente en la ciudad de Barranquilla, en la misma forma que en otros lugares de America y el mundo, existe la costumbre anual de la celebracion del Carnaval. El Carnaval de Barranquilla es uno de los eventos mas celebrados en Colombia. La Danza del Congo Grande es la danza representativa de este Carnaval. En las actuales danzas de Congo, se observan las derivaciones que trajeron las migraciones negras: turbantes llenos de adornos, capas bordadas con abalorios, vestidos recargados de colores y arandelas, etc.

Congo Grande
On the Atlantic coast of Colombia, particularly in a city called Barranquilla, as in other places in America and around the world, there is a carnival that is celebrated every year. The Carnival of Barranquilla is one of the most famous festivals in Colombia, as well as the most folkloric and historic.

The Dance of Congo Grande best personifies the Carnival. Originally from the Congo, the dance exhibits derivations that have migrated from the old continent: headpieces loaded with flowers; capes sewn with sequins; dresses full of colour and lace. Its costumes ridicule the ConquistadorsÂ’ outfits and manners. Reveille for the day when Cabildo Abierto was declared, it has stayed as a witness of the Independence ever since!