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Colombia Express: Festival Of The Vallenato Legend (Spanish)

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Celebration of the "Festival of the Vallenato Legend" in Cesar, Colombia, shows a town surrounded by the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Valley of Upar which resonates to the rhythm of accordions. A lively and enthusiastic girl dances to the traditional dance of the "piloneras." A young accordionist sings in her native language. A woman makes backpacks by hand. A band uses the festival as a stage to promote their services. A play narrates the Vallenato legend that originated the Festival.

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Colombian villagers parade down a street wearing colorful traditional outfits while carrying bright flags in a variety of colors and designs. Spanish caption. La lengua camenitsá, es de nuestros antepasados.
Colombia Express (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 1
26 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Group of children and a young women smile together at a festival. Spanish caption. La mezcla cultural se siente en las calles.
Colombia Express (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 2
26 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman with exotic makeup looks up as another woman helps position her headdress. The headdress has red and orange feathers that extend out from a small green feather fan with a flame-like medallion. Spanish caption. Y que sean los niños.
Colombia Express (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 3
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Season 0 / Ep 4
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