"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.
Who ever says that landscapes are a pleasure only for the eyes has certainly never visited the ‘Paisaje Cultural Cafetero’ (Coffee Cultural Landscape). In Colombia, between the departments of Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda and Valle, the hills are formed in a messy way, a poetic frenzy with coffee aroma. The voluptuousness of these mountains is sporadically interrupted by plantations of guadua that when rise almost touch the sky and caress the clouds. It is a scenario worthy of magical realism and novels featuring muleteers and mules loaded with bundles of the best coffee world.
In 2011, the ‘Paisaje Cultural Cafetero’ was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. With this appointment, the reflection of a centuries-old tradition consisting of the cultivation of coffee in the intricate lands of the Colombian mountain, the Paisa architecture and the beauty of nature itself was highlighted.
The ‘Paisaje Cultural Cafetero’ vibrates in the heart of each one of its inhabitants, being characterized as a kind and prosperous region. If you visit towns such as Alcalá, El Águila or Ulloa, do not be surprised to find yourself bewitched by the surroundings that seduce travelers with the aroma of their coffee plantations, the voices of the wind and the charm of the landscapes. Majestic roads, hardworking countrysiders and an infinite horizon painted with different greens are the virtues of this land that evokes the magic of nature and the hospitality of its people.
The cities that are part of the Paisaje Cultural Cafetero are: the countrysides of Alcalá, Ansermanuevo, Argelia, Caicedonia, El Águila, El Cairo, Riofrío, Sevilla, Trujillo and Ulloa; and the urban area of El Cairo.