Barro Fest 2020Fri Feb 7th 2020 to Sun Feb 9th 2020 at 14:00 until 04:00
Panama, Hacienda Gavilanes, Pedasi, Los Santos https://www.myguidepanama.com/events/barro-fest BOOK NOW
- February 7th 2020 - from 02.00pm until 04.00am
- February 8th 2020 - from 10.30am until 01.00am
The Azuero Peninsula, located in the Panamanian Pacific, is known as the cradle of Panama's folklore. It is a region where folk traditions have great roots, and one of these is the so-called Embarra Board.
This festival is attended by locals, city dwellers, tourists and expats of all ages. The Barro Fest has been characterized by creating contrasts between folklore and the modern; For example, in the previous edition, a typical dance ensemble performed among the crowds the dance of the 'handsome bull' to the rhythm of the song 'The Magnificent Seven' by The Clash.
The Barro Fest 2020 promises more of the same, a unique experience, full of culture, tradition and rock.
This next edition begins on Friday, February 7 in the central park of the town of Pedasí, from 3:00 pm, with a mini skate park, food and beverage stands, and bands representing the independent music scene of Panama will be presented on stage : Novadicción, Playa, Tvrbo, Random Brando, Fulmonti, AP and Los Guayas. After the concerts in the park, they will perform at The Corner Art Center, located one block away, the bands Lemmiwinks and Diaphragm.
The next day, Saturday, February 8, at Hacienda Los Gavilanes (8 minutes from downtown Pedasí), the Embarra Board party begins at 2:00 pm, where locals, tourists and expats knead the mud and the dry grass with its feet, stepping on it to the sound of live folk music, holding shoulders, enjoying the traditional Panamanian alcoholic drink: the dry one, and repelling the walls of the structure of the quincha house, learning from the farmers who keep alive yhis tradition.
At nightfall, the bands Pepe Bahía (Panama), White Denim (USA) and Señor Loop (Panama) will be presented in a unique scenario: in a semi-open stable, with a ball in the middle, led screen at the bottom of the stage, game of lights of first level and much volume.
This transition from the traditional to the modern, and the approach from the modern to the traditional, is the essence of the Barro Fest, which seeks with this fusion to give value to the old and the new in a context that goes beyond time.
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