Posts made in September, 2013

Jora Festival Dancing with Abandon

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Jora Festival Dancing with Abandon

It was quite the spectacle if you were at the main cathedral edge of Cotacachi’s Parque Matriz  this past Saturday morning.  Literally kicking off the early Jora Festivities with the kicking up of heels, spectators were dazzled with a number of amazing traditional dances and music. Fabulous adornment, dancers with zeal, and shawls and ponchos swirling in a space of  vibrant and abundant color and movement.

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Jora Festival in Cotacachi

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Jora Festival in Cotacachi

Cotacachi is celebrating the feast of La Jora.  Jora is a unique drink made from germinated kernels of specific local types of corn. During the festival are all manner of festivities including dancers, food, the coronation of the Queen of Cotacachi (something like a local Miss America),  a horse parade, fancy riding, and horses trained in paso fino, bull ring entertainment (no bulls or people are harmed), and fun for all spread over a couple of weeks in September.  The photo shows some of the colorful dancers in Parque Matriz on Saturday morning....

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