HISTORY AND ORIGINA journey that began more than three centuries.The Carnival of Barranquilla has its remote origins in the carnival that came to America from Spain. So he has a spirit of renewal and change similar to that inspired this holiday season in Europe.The first carnival held in the city is lost in history, more than a century ago, when Barrie was a small population. However, by word of mouth, have circulated various stories about how people celebrated the Barranquilla carnival as always ingenuous, funny, festive, and above all healthy, have been allowed to keep a tradition that goes back three centuries.The carnival, of European origin, were introduced to America by the Spanish and Portuguese. The history of Barranquilla have come to the conclusion that was made in Cartagena de Indias, in colonial times as slaves party, by that time appeared on the streets black with traditional instruments and special costumes, dancing and singing.The traditional novena of La Candelaria, Cartagena de Indias, framed a magnificent dance in the eighteenth century a holiday granted to blacks brought from Africa muzzles. These parties are a source of the main dances of the Carnival of Barranquilla.In the second half of the nineteenth century, Barranquilla increased all sectors of its economy and exploited the geographical conditions that were beginning to put as main city in the Caribbean region. "The advantage of being at the mouth of the main waterway of Colombia, the Magdalena River, the port allows for river and sea, and its location in northern Colombia and in the area circum allows economic displacement Cartagena, Mompox, Santa Marta and the Bank, and many of its inhabitants who are coming to participate in Barranquilla prosperity, "said Robert Castillejo in his Carnival in Northern Colombia.DANCE AND EXPRESSIONS
Cumbia is a rhythm music and folk dance native to the Caribbean coast of Colombia and also variants of folk and traditional character in Panama. Cumbia is the mother of many rhythms porro, gaita, the boat, bullerengue, Chand, the ride, they are, among other barbs. Cumbia and fandango, a derivative thereof, are the only ones who still dances that lighting in the open primitive dance was nothing but the lights that served vigils splendor.
Dance is a symbol of the Carnival of Barranquilla. It is said to have originated in the councils of the Colonial Cartagena.
The Congo is the oldest dance of Carnival, with more than 130 years of tradition. Until the 40's dances CONGO fierce fighting in parts of the city, which they called "victories"in which each group had to demonstrate their military superiority.
The Doodle Dance is a dance of Spanish origin, which caricatures a clash between life and death. The word "doodle"comes from the name given to wooden pole with a hook at one end, which has hung ribbons of red, yellow and green (colors of the flag of Barranquilla), and bearing the male members dance. It is said that Doodle is used to end with the death of a challenge.
REINA DEL CARNAVAL DE BARRANQUILLA 2011
Márquez Marcela Dávila
The new sovereign of the Carnival of 2011, Marcela Davila Marquez, Barranquilla, enthusiastic and charismatic 21-year-old. Currently ahead of seventh semester of studies in Social Communication at the Universidad Javeriana. She is the daughter of the home made by Ramon Martinez and Martha Davila Marcela Marquez, her older sister is Maria Lourdes.
Descended from a family carnival, a cousin of Maria Isabel Davila, Queen of Carnival 2006; Marcela from a little girl involved in this celebration, has joined the groups of the Country Club, where he was captain Youth, the delegations of its predecessors and for more than six Marimonda years dancing in the Quarter Down.
Carnival Queen 2011, has always been known for its artistic qualities, skills for dance and music. Young is a broad social commitment, has chaired various youth organizations working for social causes. Athlete is innate and is part of a women's football team.
His appointment was made by the Board of the organization of Carnival through a process based on competencies demonstrated its qualities, preparation and commitment to take the new challenge of being the greatest figure of the carnival.
Marcela chair the Barranquilla Carnival 2011 will be 5 to 8 March, whose theme will be the sounds of the Caribbean to highlight the indigenous music as a central aspect of the festival.