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EyeCandy: El Gran Combo y su salsa gorda!

Posted on 03 March 2009 by EyeFred

This year the Festival Claridad celebrated

its XXXV anniversary with the salsa sounds of El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.   The celebration took place at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium’s parking lot area and lasted from Thursday February 26, 2009 through the whole weekend.  El Gran Combo took the stage on the first night and wowed the crowd with purchase viagra canada their best known hits.  For more information about the Festival Claridad, click here.

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EyeCandy: Festival Claridad 2009

Posted on 03 March 2009 by EyeFred

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year the Festival Claridad brings out the crowds for viagra 20mg for sale a weekend celebration of Puerto Rican identity full of music, arts & crafts, food, and drink.  This year was no exception as you’ll find in the gallery below.  See you next year!  For more information about the Festival Claridad, click here.

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Festival Claridad 2009 Event Schedule / Itinerary

Posted on 24 February 2009 by EyeFred

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For information about the Festival Claridad, click here. For directions, start

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Thursday, February 26

(from 7:00 pm)

Main Stage / Tarima Claridad

Héctor Giovanni y su Orquesta
Caribe Gitano
Andrés Jiménez
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Plenasón

Second Stage / Tarima Estrella (starts at 4pm)

Graffitti 
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Live Transmission Fuego cruzado
Sal de tu duda with Luz Nereida Pérez (Mariana Editores)
Book Reading and Signing: Sexo y cura/Carnada de cangrejo by Rafah Acevedo (Editorial Isla Negra)
Performance: El dragón de la playa by Héctor Iván Monclova (Isla Negra)
Book Reading: Breve estadía en el cuerpo by Iván Figueroa Luciano (Isla Negra)
Presentation and Signing: Ensayos para la terraza by Daniel Nina (Isla Negra).
9:30 pm – Rap (Absoluto independiente, Desde el campo , and others)
10:00 pm – Sábana Negra

 

Friday, February 27

(from 6:00 pm)

Main Stage / Tarima Claridad

Antonio Cabán Vale, El Topo
Andy Montañez y su Orquesta
Plena Libre
Roy Brown
Sammy García y El Sabor de Puerto Rico

Second Stage / Tarima Estrella (starts at 4pm)

4:45 pm – Live Transmission Fuego cruzado
7:00 pm – Kids Happy hour by

Tres Monjitas & visit by the Capitán, the Coop. Zeno Gandía mascot
7:30 pm – Child violinists, Conservatorio de Música de P.R.’s Suzuki Program
8:00 pmOjo: fábulas cautivas (fragment), Teatro Rodante de la UPR (Rosa Luisa Márquez)
8:30 pm – Salsa Dance lesson with José Iván Carrasquillo
9:30 pm - Guanajibo (Reggae)

 

Saturday, February 28

(from 2:00 pm)

Main Stage / Tarima Claridad

Child Trovadores Presentation
Peton Place Blues Criollo with Silverio, Sunshine, and Edwin Colón Zayas
Trovadores Meet-Up
El Espectáculo de Chabela
Orquesta La Exclusiva
Haciendo Punto en Otro Son
Así Somos
Orquesta La Experimental
Fiel a la Vega (Rock)

Second Stage / Tarima Estrella

6:00 pmBombaeróbicos (Bomba-aerobics) with Elia Cortés and Taller Tamboricua
7:30 pm – Stage play: ¡Qué tostón! - Jóvenes del 98′
8:00 pmviagra prescription online Alí Tapia, Ivania Zayas y el rumbero Vainilla
9:00 pm – Noche de musarañas

 

Sunday, March 1

(from 1:00 pm)

Main Stage / Tarima Claridad

Plenazo Claridad
Mapeyé
Plenéalo
Tata Cepeda y Gracimá
Atabal
Tacuafán
Julito Alvarado y del Sur al Norte

Second Stage / Tarima Estrella

12:00 pm – Masks Workshop with Lowell Fiet
2:00 pmPau, el defensor de la paz – Jóvenes del 98′
2:30 pm – Book Reading with author Tina Casanova
3:00 pmLudmilia – Deborah Hunt
3:30 pmEl girasol – Agua, sol y sereno
4:00 pm – Bomba Workshop with Tata Cepeda and the School of Bomba & Plena
5:00 pmHistoria de arroz con habichuelas – Andanza 
6:00 pm¡Che! Kes-ke Ce? (humorous) – Compañía M + M

6:30 pm – Grupo Trabuco y Dulce de cocobuy cialis 20mg

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Dance to the rhythms of El Gran Combo at the Festival Claridad

Posted on 24 February 2009 by GSV

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The 35th edition of the Festival Claridad kicks off this Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium parking lot in San Juan.  A 4-day celebration of Puerto Rican national identity, the festival is organized every year by local pro-independence newspaper, Claridad, and is to many the first major cultural event on the island after its prolonged (and renowned) holiday season.  This year’s festivities are dedicated to the world’s preeminent salsa group, one of the island’s most beloved musical acts, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.  The party starts Thursday night with the honored guests taking the main stage to deliver the beloved sounds of their signature salsa gorda.

Needless to say, lots of dancing is expected – so brush up on those dance steps and salsa moves!  (Here are the basic steps to get you started, and some dazzling ones to get you pumped up and in the mood.)  Don’t let those latin rhythms intimidate you – the idea is to have fun, enjoy yourself, and learn some new steps from the more experienced crowd.

The weekend’s musical

acts include local favorites like folk singer-songwriter Roy Brown, rock group Fiel a la Vega, salsa legend Andy Montañez, and traditional bomba y plena groups like Plena Libre – all sure to attract big crowds.  A second stage features book readings, theatre troupes, and comedy shows.  Saturday’s  Copa Claridad singing contest pits fellow trovadores or troubadours viagra cheap canada against one another, in a display of each’s unique style, wit, and compositional skills, as they rhyme verses in the traditional form know as the décima.

The festival is also known for the plethora of kiosks, tarps, and booths that cover the surrounding areas of the Hiram Bithorn Stadium lot, highlighting the work of local artisans and artists who travel from all over Puerto Rico to proudly display and sell their products here.  You can expect to find anything from t-shirts and lithographs, to hand-crafted jewelry and sculptures.  Hand-rolled cigars are also quite popular.  The stadium is conveniently located next to PR-22, and its two main entrances – one through Franklin Roosevelt Ave. in front of the Plaza Las Americas shopping center, the other on Domenech Ave. – are both an exit away from the expressway. (

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The Festival Claridad begins on Thursday, February 26 and runs through Sunday, March 1.  A $5 dollar donation is requested at the gates.

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