Ginebra and its music
In the center of the Valle del Cauca is located one of the richest cities in gastronomy. Ginebra is synonymous with ‘arroz atollado’ (a kind of sticky rice), deep fried plantain toasts, hojaldras, but especially ‘sancocho de gallina’ (colombian chicken and vegetable soup), a dish that identifies us as Colombians and Valle del Cauca’s natives. The history says that ‘sancocho’ was created as a result of a cultural fusion between Spaniards, Indians and Africans, giving rise to a variety of preparations that change depending on the region. But in these fertile lands, it is distinguished by its delicious smoked seasoning, accompanied by rice, plantain toast, ’Aguapanela’ (colombian typical beverage) and salad. All of it comes with the smiles and the good reception of the cooks who have been preparing this delicacy for years.
In addition to being a culinary jewel, Ginebra is known for being the home of Benigno Nuñez, better known as the "Mono Nuñez", a composer, performer and inveterate lover of the "bandola", an essential string instrument in Colombian Andean music. His innate talent and his interpretative capacity led him to be one of the most important references for Andean folklore. In his honor, the ‘Festival de Música Andina Mono Núñez’ (Mono Nuñez Andean Music Festival) is held here every year, an ideal setting to enjoy the town’s fair and stay at one of the farms with a similar architecture to the one in which the artist grew up.
Ginebra is a town of warm people, like the sun that settles without shame at noon on its streets and old houses. It is the ideal place for music, history, and good food lovers.
"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.
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