Mono Nu├▒ez Festival
In 1974 a group of people from the town of Geneva, Valle del Cauca decide to make a Colombian Andean music contest For this first version and thinking big, important musicians and composers were chosen as jurors. Given the success of this first competition and the excellent popular assistance, managers and some residents of Geneva, Buga and Cali decide to create a foundation with the aim of managing the contest. The name of the Festival is due to a great composer and musician specializing in a Colombian Andean instruments, the mandolin, Benigno N├║├▒ez, affectionately called "El Mono".
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The event is also the most important contest of this musical genre that has become a launching pad for international artists, as several of its competitors have been nominated for Latin Grammy in the category of traditional music.
Tips for visitors
- The rhythms played at the Festival are: bambuco, waltz, mazurka, Redovan, hall, dance, schottische, guabina, rumba Carrangueros, turns Antioquia, merengue Carrangueros, cane, gavotte, sanjuanero are Southern, running, raj├íle├▒a, intermezzo, bunde , polka, torbellino and fox.
- Besides being a musical spectacle, Mono N├║├▒ez Festival is also a stage for exhibitions of instruments, high quality crafts, book fair and a sample of Valle del Cauca's gastronomic cuisine.
- During the festival houses or rooms are rented by the inhabitants of Geneva, you can "google" in time to avert your place, otherwise, you can stay in Popayan (although a bit far from the town)
Ginebra, Valle del Cauca
Duration: 3 d├şas/days/jours
There is no air transportation to Geneva
From the city of Popayan, follow the path Popayan, Santander de Quilichao, Villarica Puerto Tejada, Palmira, Amaime, Cerrito and Geneva