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Brisbane’s Colombians dance up their celebrations

Colombian Independence day celebrations in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Photo: Robert Shakespeare Music and dance was a big part of the celebrations. Photo: Robert Shakespeare
Nanjing Night Net

“We are just passing through,” Brisbane’s Colombians said happily as they danced wildly in Brisbane’s streets on Saturday to commemorate Colombian Independence Day.

Several hundred people meshed together in a multi-coloured funky moshpit as Colombians remembered the day they shrugged off Spanish rule on July 20, 1810.

The huge street party in Ballow Street Fortitude Valley was driven by the grooves of local Colombian bands including Los De Afuera and Los Parranderos.

The Colombian food kept the dancers going as DJ Ikanos, DJ Santi Casta and DJ Toro later kept the music pumping into the night.

There was the traditional face painting, balloons as well as Latin music and dancing lessons to keep the whole family entertained.

This was the second Colombian Festival held in Brisbane to mark Colombian Independence Day more than 200 years ago.

The Republic of Colombia is in the northwest of South America, bordered by Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

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