19 August 2017
Carnaval de Barranquilla will be the special highlight of the last day in this new space dedicated to the most Latin American rhythms
The explosion of party and colours of Carnaval de Barranquilla, one of the most impressive cultural expressions from the Caribbean coast of Columbia, deemed an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, will shine this Saturday, the last day of the festival and in a special way in en Caribbean Uptempo, celebrating its ‘Carnival Day’.
Nine of its dancers, lead by Liliana Salinas (Los Compadres), bring the public the essence of this one-of- a kind Colombian carnival that will go all over the festival area to say goodbye and hours later that evening, will perform on the Main Stage to help the transition towards the concert of Amparanoia. From 1am, Caribbean Uptempo will be transformed into an authentic extension of the Carnaval de Barranquilla. Along with their line-up of dancers and Recycle Cumbia Live Band will be Sugark, a DJ of the Trinidad and Tobago carnival and of Notting Hill in London, which inspired this new space dedicated to the most Latin American rhythms. Debora Alleyne from Gazon will be present throughout, who is the artistic director of Notting Hill Carnival. It will surely be a stylish close to the festival.