National Festival of Gaitas Francisco Llirene (Festival Nacional de Gaitas Francisco Llirene)

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Country and Region ColombiaSucre
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Ovejas, Sucre, Colombia
Festival Contact Information

Festival Nacional de Gaitas Francisco Llirene
Ministerio de Cultura
Grupo de Prensa
Carrera 8 No. 8-09
Bogota, Colombia
Phone: (57) 1-3424100, Ext. 3146
Email: festigaitasdeovejas@hotmail.com

Festival Description

Since 1985 the National Festival of Gaitas Francisco Llirene has paid tribute to the ancestral and cultural legacy of the gaita (traditional bagpipe), by organizing an annual festival. Bands interpret various musical modalities of this instrument, along with the participation of gaita masters, who play traditional melodies and rhythms.

Festival Dates October 14 - 17, 2011
Festival Links

http://www.festivaldegaitas.com/

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