"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.
Salsa is the musical genre par excellence that is part of Cali’s pride. Therefore, if you are interested in learning more about this rhythm that has seduced the entire world, head to the ‘Museo de la Salsa Jairo Varela’ (Jairo Varela Salsa Museum), an artistic and cultural city’s heritage. The museum’s inside, suitable for all types of audiences, promises spaces full of color and flavor. There, you will have the chance to stroll through the historical memory of deeply-rooted in Cali salsa. And what better way to do it than with the help of Jairo Varela? One of the most successful composers and vocalists in Colombia.
Inside the museum visitors can find elements that have been preserved intact since the golden age of salsa, brought to the present so that everyone can appreciate music treasures, such as costumes, partitures, tapes, records, decorations, trophies, hundreds of photos and musical instruments.
How to get there?
The museum is located in Avenida 4 norte con Calle 10, in the second floor of the ‘Plazoleta Jairo Varela’ (Jairo Varela Square), right in front of the City Hall. MIO’s (Cali’s public transport) lane A05 will drop you off just a few meter away from the place.