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Carnaval de las Artes

Best Cultural event in Barranquilla, associates our Carnaval and our historic multiracial traditions.

I flew from Panama City to be at the 3rd Carnaval de las Artes, an event produced by Heriberto Fiorillo, a writer and all around genius who started this event three years ago. This is my second time around, and this year the theater where it is held was packed full.
It is a 4 day long event where writers, musicians, anthropologisits and historians get together to tell us about themselves, about their work and live the life of my hometown for a week. There were 100 guests this year coming from all over the world. The opening included the actress Sylvia Kristel and the famous writer Roberto Saviano who´s book Gomorra talks about the Italian Mafia, as well as many others. 
The events entrance was free if you had some kind of costume which made it totally unexpected and open. You could also buy tickets if you decided to come with no Carnival on yourself.
There was a whole section of the outskirts of the theater organized for children to explore with our culture and the ones of some of the guests, as it included CUENTEROS, story tellers and arts and crafts there for the children to enjoy.
We will be waiting to back next year!
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Patricia McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher, and food writer born in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla, Colombia. She has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University, attended a School for Retort Operations, and completed courses of instruction prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.