Saturday, 26 February 2011

Carnaval Costalegre 2011 in Barra de Navidad - Highlights

Carnaval Costalegre 2011 in Barra de Navidad
Very good quality events with great performers and musicians is what we have experienced at the Carnaval Costalegre 2011.
"Grupo Ensamble" from Colima presenting a Mambo dance
The performing of the "Grupo Ensamble" from Colima city left the audience ecstatic presenting a show that included Mexican traditional and contemporary dances like mambo and danzon as well as international dancing styles like tango, jive and broadway dance.

CAM Cihuatlan
Kids from the CAM Cihuatlan school had an activity flying kites on the Barra de Navidad beach.

"Memories of Old Barra de Navidad" by Prof. Gina Barriente
A very interesting photography exhibition "Memories of Old Barra de Navidad" is also part of this Carnaval. The exhibition was organized by Prof. Gina Barriente who has spent a lot of time organizing, scanning and documenting information of photographs and postcards of Barra de Navidad from the 1940's, 50's, 60's and maybe older. The exhibition is open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm till Tuesday March 3rd. at Casa Ejidal located in Guanajuato street #102.

"Sonora Santanera" Tropical Orchestra performing at the Carnaval Costalegre 2011 Queen Coronation dance party 
The legendary and extraordinary tropical orchestra "Sonora Santanera" and the great "Cadetes de Linares"  performed at the Carnaval Costalegre Queen Coronation dance party at the "Terraza". These two bands are very popular and known for a couple of generations in Mexico and Latin population in the U.S.  The "Terraza" is located in Guanajuato street across from the Main Square (jardin).

The "Sea Master" Restaurant is presenting an Art and Painting Exhibition "The Mermaids in Carnival Alley" till Sunday February 27. 

Fishing Tournament Carnaval Costalegre 2011
The 10th Fishing Tournament was celebrated on Saturday February 26th. as part of the Costalegre Carnaval events. It was organized by the Friends and Fishermen Club of Barra de Navidad "Club de Amigos y Pescadores de Barra de Navidad
 A.C.". An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the malecon for the weigh-in session and party. The fish caught in the tournament is cooked the next day during the Fish Fair which is also celebrated at the malecon of Barra de Navidad.

Other events included the traditional football soccer game between teams from La Placita Michoacan and Barra de Navidad. This game has been celebrated every year for more than 50 years as I was told for some of the participants.

The Carnaval Costalegre ends on Tuesday March 1st. so there are still opportunity to attend events like the Foreign Queen of Expats Contest, the Fish Fair, the Gay Queen contest, presentation of different dance groups and folk ballets like Xalixco ballet and more.

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