Monday, March 18, 2013

Colombia! Part 1 - El Caribe !!

Colombia Colombia !! ohh how beautiful this place is !! the place that saw me born and grow!! So glad to connect back to this part of the world full of magic and treasures .. Havent updated this in a while but I really had no time to sum everything up in sentences because it is just soo much Ive experienced´and learned. Now I am waiting and relaxing, waiting for my flight to leave in a few days back to Canada and I get to sit down and write a little.

Part 1 !

Arrived to the caribbean coast earlier this year.. I arrived in Cartagena where I cruised around the city a little before heading to Barranquila to meet with some family and enjoy the city. I was so happy to be back after so long, listening to Colombian caribbean music in the car and in the streets. I loved so much sun so much heat! I am built for it of course. I just escaped Canadian winter!! The food at the caribbean coast is my favorite! Delicious !! This is were I enjoy sea food the most and not scared to try it since its so natural and fresh! And of course, with delicious Colombian style. In Barranquilla went out to different places, visited family and went to casinos that were a lot of fun. Couple days later I got ready to hit and play at this amazing Acid Techno and drum n´bass festival in a beautiful private beach outside of Taganga, which is a small town close to Santa Marta city. So glad to have shared the stage with such great people and also acid techno legend from the UK, Aaron Liberator . The festival brought djs and producers from different countries like Ecuador, Venezuela and Brazil. And of course, Colombia´s very own music talent which was pretty insane as well. So much acid techno, so much hard techno, hardcore, shranz!! which are my favorites, as I was telling some friends, I felt like a kid in a candy store with such great musikkk!! We rarely get to see those in Canada anymore, and the people here are soo into it. They just love it and want more. Harder harder !! There was a drum n bass night as well. Í got to play 2 different nights, and both times were amazing and had a great crowd response. It also felt really good to play back in my mother land. Amazing party atmosphere with the best backdrop, we are partying right beside the ocean and gorgeous mountains in the back, in a space of freedom and beauty. My spirit was so happy. At night there were crazy wind currents coming from the water straight into the dancefloor which made dancing a lot more fun and the deco more trippy!! And the weather just perfect !! so much hotness and dancing !! Acid Resistance Beach festival is here to stay and I am so happy to have been a part of it, share my music with some of the most amazing people and artists. I am coming back next year for sure..

5 days of partying and after the festival was over , we took a little road trip to more deserted beaches 2 hours from taganga possibly. Called Palomino, just at the border of Guajira and Magdalena "provinces" a traveller´s paradise and a place to disconnect from it all. 10 minutes from mystikal Tayrona park. The whole area is enchanted and beautiful. With lots of history and ancient magic. You could feel such strong beautiful energy around you. The beaches are just so gorgeous, the ocean is crazy and strong. Had a little scary experience with poseidon but I learned from it :) Its all part of the Journey. There are the tallest mountains ever since we were just at the foothill of the Sierra nevada. You could see the snow peaks in the mornings and that is my favorite place on earth. My home. My world. My ancestry. I always love to be around this area.

This was also my first time seeing fluorescent green plankton at night in the water and the shores!! I always wanted to check it out and we could not believe it when someone told us it was possible at night. So if you are ever there check the water at night and the sand at the shore !! :) I could pick them up with the sand and look at them closer, so beautiful and bright ! At nights we partied with friends from the festival and people near by. We did fires at the beach, played loud techno at night and made some great friends. I tanned like crazy and loved it. I loved laying on the beach all day and laying down by the fires at night, watching stars and the waves crashign in front of us to make it even more relaxing. We stayed at Palomino for a few days and then drove back to Santa Marta, where I got dropped off to head over back to Barranquilla, hang out there for a few days and then to get ready for the next adventure.. Down to Santander, a 9hr bus trip from the coast, heading to the south to celebrate my birthday back in Bucaramanga, my hometown. Stay tuned for part 2 !!

In the meantime here is a documentary from this year´s festival that was released recently, so you get a closer look of what it was all about, and maybe join us next year ?? ;) hmmmmmm ???

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