Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Etchojoa Cultura Indigenista

Buenas dias!

We went to the cultural indigenous festival on Saturday, in the town of Etchojoa, which is about an hour away.

There were many indigenous tribes there. Represented were the Mayo, Yaqui, Seri, Guajarito, Tarahumara and several others. The women above were from a group of about twelve, who came from the Copper Canyon, outside Northern Sinaloa and I am not sure they were very excited to be there. They were extremely shy and did not want to make eye contact. With them were a few young girls and the older women kept the younger ones very close and occasionally covered the girls' eyes.
Below the Tarahumara are standing off to the side. The woman in the sun bonnet is a Mexican interpreter.

The deer dance, along with many other dances, or pascolas, was performed. I wish I could show you all of them, but at the end of the post you will see one of the deer dances. Toward the end of the video, on the far left a small deer head will come in to view. Many of the other dancers are the wolves and other animals. The leg coverings are made of butterfly cocoons.
Below, a young dancer, wearing the butterfly cocoon and the twelve bells around his waist. The twelve bells represent the twelve apostles.

In addition to information booths, items for sale and dancing and music, the amounts and types of food available, prepared by each tribe, was just amazing.

Above, a woman cooks torillas on a large comal.
There were rows and rows of asadors, cooking grills, and they were all in use.

We saw a lot of beautifully embroidered capes and dresses. Pretty headdresses adorned with beads and feathers and of course, endless masks.

A goat skin drum waits to join in the music.

An old man tunes his instrument.

The butterfly cocoon leggings are for sale, along with masks, corn filled shakers and drums.

After spending several hours at the festival, we drove to the beach at Huatabampito. The sea was very calm and quiet even though there was a steady wind.

The restaurant on the beach and below, Senor is looking for shrimp boats on the Sea of Cortez.

I hope you will be able to open the video and watch the Pascola. Que buen dia!


Trinidad said...

Very neat pictures. It looks like you had a good time and all of that food! Those tortillas look very good.

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

What a fun & interesting festival! Great pictures of all that you saw & the comida looks bueno! Very neat video - felt like I was right there with you!

Jenny said...

Wonderful photos and video. It was fun to see the restaurant at Huatabampito - brought back a very nice memory.


mermaid gallery said...

looks fabulous! two have too much fun....

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

hola trinidad! There is not a bad tortilla in this whole country, they always look so warm and good!

hey girl, we did not partake in any of the comida, though Camisita,got some cotton candy and I had some bites. We were on our way to the beach for shrimp!
Yennifer!!!!!!!!! Wooohoooo! It was a gorgeous day at the beach, shrimp was awesome.
Thank you, Miss 'Mermaid. We did have so much fun and we were with such wonderful friends. It was a very good day! LL

Tancho said...

Great pictures, I almost felt like I had been there! Interesting to see the different way people celebrate around the country.
I like the guy tuning his instrument, here in Patzcuaro, they don't take a priority in that....

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Anonymous said...

The video is not pascola dancer. This are fariseos dancer, nice pictures. I from Navojoa, Sonora. Saludos

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