Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fiesta del Palos

I almost forgot to write a post about the Fiesta del Palos in Case de Arte Thursday night. It was so much fun! Palo drumming is an Afro-Dominican Religious ceremony that involves worshipping Catholic saints with incredibly lively music and dancing. The group mainly consists of three large drums playing complex rhythms and singing call and response songs. There isn’t choreography to the dancing. I was told to simply “feel” the music and then I’d know what to do. It was a great night of people of all ages and backgrounds dancing and having the best time ever.

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