Monday, March 29, 2010

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  1. Comparsa @ KOKi Beach
    A comparsa (conga de comparsa) is the band which plays a conga during a Latin American Carnival celebration. It consists of a large group of dancers wearing costumes dancing to a group of musicians playing percussions, drums (bongos), frying pans, tambores, cowbells and other instruments. It often travels on the streets, followed by a Carrosa (carriage) where the musicians play. The Comparsa is a development of African processions where groups of devotees followed a given saint or deity during a particular religious celebration. Some of the comparsas have a long history, with costumes and traditions passed down from one generation to the next