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Carnival of Barranquilla - Carnival of the New World. ©Colombia. Ministry of Culture 2002
Carnival of Barranquilla - Carnival of the New World

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Every year during the four days before Lent, the Carnival de Barranquilla offers a repertory of dances and musical expressions originating from different Colombian sub-cultures. Because of its geographical location situated on the Caribbean coast and the commercial development during the colonial period, the city of Barranquilla became one of the country's busiest trading centres and a place where European, African, and indigenous peoples and cultures converged.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Place/region Colombia, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Lola Salcedo, director.
Production: Instituto Distrital de Cultura de Barranquilla, producer ; Fundación Carnaval de Barranquilla, producer. Colombia. Ministry of Culture, sponsor.
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Rights/Droits: Instituto Distrital de Cultura de Barranquilla; Fundación Carnaval de Barranquilla

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