Las Alegres Ambulancias

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Las Alegres Ambulancias

Time: July 6, 2014 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center's Fountain Courtyard
Street: 1701 4th St SW
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map: http://www.ampconcerts.org
Event Type: amp, concert, colombia, african, roots, drums, dance
Organized By: AMP Concerts
Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2014

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Las Alegres Ambulancias was started in 1905 in Palenque de San Basilio, Colombia, with a mission to preserve the music and dance traditions associated with lumbalu, a ceremony reminiscent of the funeral practices of its African ancestors. As representatives of the culture of Colombia’s Caribbean area, Las Alegres Ambulancias are a living demonstration of how this 500-year-old African tradition is surviving in this globalized world.

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