"Día del Pacífico - Music, Flavours and Colours" Top 5 Page for this destination Cali Local Custom Tip by mircaskirca
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Every year in December La Plazoleta del CAM is a scene for the celebration of Día del Pacífico, where the communities of African descendants of Valle del Cauca and the Pacific coast of Choco represent their culture and traditions. In 2009 this was a festival within 52 Feria de Cali but usually it takes place earlier in December.
The sound of marimba (the main instrument of the Colombian South Pacific) and currulao (one of the most African influenced musical styles in all of Colombia, it has its roots among Black people of the Pacific coast) predominate. You can try typical food of the Colombian Pacific coast, from sancocho de pescado to exotic dishes, such as encocado de jaiba, sancocho de ñato and sudao de piangua. Here you get the sweetest cocadas, most delicious fruits of the region and champús. For those who prefer aphrodisiac drinks, there are viche, tumbacatre and tomaseca.
Among other things, you can appreciate beautiful handicrafts typical of the Pacific region, made from bamboo, and from natural fibres and seeds, such as jewellery, kitchen utensils, bags, hats, boxes, baskets and music instruments.
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