Cartagena Mapale Dancers

Usually based around Plaza del Reloj, Parque Bolivar, Plaza Santo Domingo or the Plaza de las Coches, these troupes, usually accompanied by a couple of drummers, perform a stunning dance that can trace its origins via the slaves back to Africa.
Cartagena Mapale DancersWith colourful costumes, the Mapale dancers will impress you with their sensual dance and very energetic dance.

Cartagena Mapale Dancers

The dance is a representation of an erotic courtship between a couple. The music is Cumbia, original of the African slaves.
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