of Mexico's best-kept secrets is the steamy Afrocaribbean Music Festival
held each July in the Mexican port city of Veracruz. In 2003 it well be
held from July 17 through 27. For the last nine years the Veracruz Institute
of Culture has organized this festival to highlight and bring together
the essence of Afro-Latin music and culture. This festival is amazingly
rich and diverse, hosting musicians and dancers from Cuba, Puerto Rico,
Brazil, Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela, The Dominican Republic, Panama,
Mexico, the USA and other nations.
As aficionados of African-inspired tropical music and long-time Mexico fans, we can think of nothing better than soaking up two long weekends of the hottest rhythms on earth in the tropical air of the Gulf of the Caribbean, combined with a road trip during the week between to visit some of the wonderful towns, ruins and beaches in this little-known corner of Mexico. What follows is a tentative sketch of what we might pull together around the 2004 festival. If you think you might be interested, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAYS OF FESTIVAL MUSIC, PRIVATE GATHERINGS WITH MUSICIANS, AND DAILY SALSA
FOUR-DAY ROAD TRIP BETWEEN FESTIVAL WEEKENDS TO VISIT JUNGLE RUINS, PALM-LINED
BEACHES, AND A CLASSY, HIGHLAND COLONIAL CITY
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