Rescuing Traditions - FestivalFebruary 3, 2018 in Chile ⋅ 🌬 21 °C
Unexpectedly a trip highlight.
Morning plan: sheep shearing.
At 14:00 traditional food tasting, which we didn´t take a bite, apparently in some situations 8 mins is way too late.
Parade in the afternoon, and horse racing (Carrera Chilena) in the evening. A half an hour before the horse races were supposed to start, I overheard a guy part of the organisation team calling friends/family/acquaintances to see if they were in la Villa. They were looking for racers.
After dinner, salimos a carretear! Where? Town-gym-transformed-event-hall.
After mouth-dropping performances of traditional “fantasia de malambo”, and “tambores y boleadoras” the whole town took over the dance floor to the extremely famous “Los Flores de Rucalhue”. Song after song. 4 hours of Rancheritas, pasodobles, corridos and cumbia later, we decided at 3am to leave the next artist “Rafa´s keyboards”.
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