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Our neighbours’ sound system on Fiesta Dia Del Las Flores! Notice the dog sleeping on the roof.

Friday was the traditional fiesta of Dia del las flores – the day of the flowers – here in Guanajuato. We woke up at 8am to the sound of some loud funky cumbia tunes. I looked out the window and discovered that our neighbours had installed a nice big soundsystem on their roof where their two dogs live.  They were DJing some funky cumbia songs from the street level – and handing out free ice-cream (another tradition).

I thought about my good friends from Copia Doble Systema and awesome it would have been, if they were here, or if I at least had a few Copia doble tracks on a CD to play for our neighbours this morning on their sound system. I must admit I do love to shoot massive big epic music events, but really, it is still first and foremost all about the music – and the awesome simplicity of just hooking up 2 speakers and blasting some great tunes to the people! We have been here 7 weeks now and Guanajuato is surprising and wonderful, every day.

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We live in the orange house past the neighbour’s festivities. The two dogs never seemed to be allowed down from the roof, they really wanted to join the party.

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2 thoughts on “Flowers and Cumbia

  1. walker 1 year ago

    can’t lack a bass reflex nearby FBJ’s house 🙂
    best,