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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Offering Trip to Colombia

07:00 June 17, 2024
By: Lillian Foster

From New Orleans to Colombia

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation will lead travelers on a seven-day adventure through Colombia's diverse musical landscape on August 15 through 22. Between educational visits to NGOs and late-night salsa dancing, guests will be fully immersed in a myriad of Colombia's rich culture and history.

Acclaimed Latin Grammy nominee Gregorio Uribe will lead travelers through an immersive experience of cultural encounters. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops, vibrant festivals, and educational visits that embrace the essence of Colombia's captivating rhythms.

Beyond the music, guests will indulge in Colombia's dynamic landscape of cuisines. From high-end restaurants to eating with the locals, guests will partake in the country's diverse gastronomic palette.

Embarking on Cali's Petronio Álvarez Festival

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Aside from visits to non-profits, performances by Gregorio Uribe and salsa classes, guests will have the unique opportunity to discover Cali's Petronio Álvarez Festival, a celebration of culture in the Colombian Pacific.

Founded in 1997, the Petronio Festival has become one of Latin America's most important Afro-American music festivals, bringing together over 1,000 artists and more than one million visitors during the six-day event.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the festival anytime between 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on August 17 and 18.

Exploring Cartagena

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On August 19, guests will be welcomed to the historic and vibrant coastal city of Cartagena with an evening dinner. Cartagena, with its resilient population known for combatting social issues and inequalities, is home to some of the most powerful young voices in Latin America.

Travelers will enjoy a canoe trip in the mangroves of La Boquilla, enjoying the opportunity to discover serene swamplands and a kaleidoscope of biodiversity. Following the guided canoe adventure, guests will partake in a drumming and dance experience with Batambora, a local music school.

Through this seven-day adventure, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation aims to explore the connections between the sounds of the Big Easy and the rhythms of Cali and Cartagena.

To learn more about this rare opportunity, view a detailed itinerary, and purchase tickets online, visit wetravel.com/trips.

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