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Caracas sings and dances with its tamunangueros

The festive cycle begins this Friday and Saturday at the Casa de Bello, in the center of Caracas

The tamunangeros of Caracas will begin their festive cycle in honor of San Antonio de Padua, this Friday, May 31, with a wake that will take over the spaces of the Casa de las Letras Andrés Bello foundation, on the corner of Salas.

The event, organized by the Tamunanguera Society of Caracas (a network of groups and practitioners of the tradition with almost 15 years of history) plans to bring together more than 50 people including dancers, musicians and devotees, in addition to the public who wishes to join the colorful manifestation, whose file is at UNESCO awaiting its designation as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Thus begins the countdown to the solemnities of June 13, when the death of the also called “Santo Negro” is commemorated, a ceremony that brings together the people of the Lara state and other regions of the country.

Judith Olmos, coordinator of the society, explained that this is the third time that all the tamunangeros of the city have gathered, where this popular festival finds cultists trained in groups such as Agave al Natural and Sol Larense y su Gente.

On Saturday, June 1, the activity begins with mass at 11:00 am in the Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes Church, adjacent to the Ministry of Education, and a journey to the Juan Pedro López Plaza of the Central Bank, a procession that is carried out singing songs, dances and battle games with clubs.

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