lördag 10 december 2011

Kalibo laddar upp

Snart kommer det bli mycket tjat och bilder här i bloggen om festliga Filippinska festivaler. Bland annat ska jag snart besöka Kalibo för att ta nya coola bilder av den här typen. Priceless! Foto: Anders Thorsell, www.resefoto.net.

Celebrated every third weekend of January (Ati-atihan peaks on the last three days but people start dancing on the streets as soon as the New Year’s Day hangover is finished), one can hear the echoes of the drums in the distance the moment one steps on the tarmac of the Kalibo Airport. The entire town center erupts in frenzied, non-choreographed dancing and shouting “Hala Bira! Puwera Pasma!” to the beats of snare drums, bass drums, trumpets, xylophones and a cacophony of other instruments seemingly playing from all the corners of this sleepy little boomtown of Kalibo.