Cali. Most foreigners head here to take salsa lessons and practice their new skills at one of a million salsa bars here. That had been my original intention too. I love to dance, and I feel a bit embarrassed that after 7 months in Latin America, my salsa moves are still subpar.
However, I ended up heading to Cali for a free two-day reggae/ska festival at the Teatro al Aire Libre in Los Cristales called Festival del Pacifico Busca Tu Norte Levante Y Lucha 4to Encuentro De Paz. Heading there after Salento was a bit of a jarring experience – going from strolling through a sleepy pueblo saying “Buenos dias” to cowboys to the fast pace of a big city, sidestepping crackheads after the sun sets.
On the second day before the concert started, a few b-boys performed while a DJ provided the background music.
Interested in watching a Colombian mosh pit? This video is seriously entertaining.
Salsa lessons are still on the agenda… just looks like I’ll be taking them in Bogota instead of Cali.