"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.
Few are those who know that a few hours away from Cali are some of the pearls of the Pacific coast. Half an hour by boat from Buenaventura, you will find ‘Playa de Juanchaco’ (Juanchaco Beach), an unforgettable place which carries the blood and stories of the coast’s Afro culture. Here, there are no palm trees or white sand; instead, it is the mangroves that make their way through the tide and dance among them until linked. Sand is black like the skin of its natives, it is an imitation of ashes that drain finely between the fingers and then mix with keep-secrets waters.
It is a compliment to simplicity and calmness. In Juanchaco, life is not in a hurry or worries, since it moves according to the marimba music (a tradicional musical instrument). Any tourist who gives themselves the opportunity to know another face of the sea will be amazed to feel that the flexibility of life in the Pacific swims with the tide and sometimes mounts the back of whales seeking warm waters to stop and take a break in the journey of their lives