Notes from Puerto Viejo Talamanca

July 28, 2011

Don’t miss the unique community festival next weekend in the upper Talamanca indigenous community of Amubri. Billed the “Gran Evento Cultural,” the inauguration begins on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. with cultural presentations and activities for adults and children throughout the morning.  At 1 p.m. the day’s events culminate with the “Jalada de Piedra” (Hauling of the Rock), a fascinating traditional BriBri activity that shows what a group of people can accomplish when working together. The event continues with an open-air concert at 3 p.m. and a dance at 8 p.m. On Sunday, activities include climbing a greased pole and a workshop on making thatched roof with palm fronds. Concerts begin at 1 p.m. with the bands “Nobe” and “Pimienta Negra”.  At 5 p.m. the queen of the festival, chosen for involvement in cultural preservation as well as beauty, will be crowned.

To get to Amubri, take Route 32 from San José to the Caribbean coast and follow signs to the town of BriBri. Continue 15 km up to the village of Suretka. Cross the river and take the bus into Amubri. It is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a festival that few get to experience. For more information, contact Danilo Layan 8769-2676. 

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