Campo y Sabor at the “Carnaval del Diablo” in Riosucio

CAR_9 KopieAfter a century of confrontations between the two little towns, Quiebralomo Real de Minas and La Montaña, the two Catholic priests threatened the inhabitants with eternal damnation if they continued at war. That is why the two towns decided to share their territory and they founded Riosucio in 1847. Since then they honour the devil, the guardian of peace, who always will remind them the promise they made to the two priests. Every two years, from Jan 4-9, the “Carnaval del Diablo” takes place in Riosucio.

CAR_18We went to the carnival in 2013 because Campo y Sabor was invited to play there on Monday, Jan 7. This day of the carnival is dedicated to the farmers and the indigenous population of the the region. The two concerts Campo y Sabor was playing were a real success. People just love the humor and the joy the songs do deliver. And the farmers day certainly was the right moment to present their songs about the Papaya, Maize, Yuca, and all the other fruits and vegetables they do sing about. (León Octavio was just  a bit unhappy that they didn´t bring more CDs as they were already sold out after the first afternoon show).


But the first big spectacle already happened Saturday night: the arrival of the devil.


The little town was packed with people and it´s been a phantastic atmosphere when the devil was coming uphill into town. On Wednesday night the carnival came to an end and the devil was burned at the big plaza. We already had to leave on Tuesday as the members of Campo y Sabor are farmers and they had to get back to work.

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Back in Colombia

Cali, Colombia.                                                                                                                                Wed,  Jan 3, 2013

Since almost 4 weeks I am back in Colombia to continue the shoot of the documentary film I am working on. It is about the political, environmental and artistic work of León Octavio Osorno, a musician and activist based in Cali. I will stay until the end of January and the schedule for January is already packed with interesting shootings.

Next Saturday, Jan 5, León Octavio and his band “Campo y Sabor“ will travel to one of the biggest carnivals in Colombia, El Carnaval Del Diablo in Riosucio.

Carnaval del Diablo en Riosucio

Carnaval del Diablo en Riosucio

In this town they honor the devil for 6 days, because he once united the divided community. On Saturday evening, the devil is coming into town and each year he looks different. Thousands and thousands of people from all over the country are expected and Campo y Sabor (Land and Taste) will give 2 concerts there on Monday, Jan 7.

I am sure it gonna be a wild experience.

Thanks for your interest, have a peaceful 2013 and stay tuned.

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