Celebrating Colombia’s Independence Day in Rio this Weekend

Parties in Lapa and Copacabana celebrate the Colombian culture with typical food, Caribbean music and an Afro-Colombian dance workshop this weekend.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend, July 21st and July 22nd, Rio hosts, respectively, the "Gran Fiesta Colombiana" and the "Babilombia", parties dedicated to Colombia's Independence Day, celebrated on July 20th.

Aimed at promoting Colombia's culture in Rio, the events include Colombian food stalls, Caribbean music and a typical Latin-American football (soccer) match.

On Friday, July 21st, the "Gran Fiesta Colombiana" party takes place at Multifoco Bistrô, in Lapa. Starting from 11PM, DJ Sany Slaybi will be spinning an ecletic Caribbean line-up of salsa, merengue, vallenato, champeta, salsa choque, reggaeton, amongst . . .

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