In the 70's African music invaded Cartagena and as time went by the Cartageneros did not understand the language of the lyrics of this rhythm, so they created what is known today as CHAMPETA MUSIC. The sound of champeta is directly related to the rumba of the Congo and Zaire, the soukous of Central Africa. This rhythm was displayed the 2020 Super Bowl dance through the movements of Shakira, one of the most important artists of our country.
Champeta music simulates the beat of the African notes but using the Spanish language. its name comes from the "machetilla" called champeta by the popular class. In this experience we will learn about this music and its culture, the history that has made this genre discriminated and loved by others, we will live a completely Cartagena experience with the local flavor. We will learn to move our hips to the sound of champeta music, and experience a "picó" party. Picó, is a huge sound system that plays in local neighborhoods where people go to dance champeta and live the popular culture.
We will dance on stage while we cool off with beer and we will undoubtedly immerse ourselves in the true Cartagena.
- Local bilingual assistance ( English-Spanish)
- Bottled water
- 4 beers
- Local dancer
- Champeta class
- Picó concert tickets
- 2 hours of picó party
- Hand sanitizer
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Hotel pick up is not included in a shared experience
- Drop off is at the clock tower in the old city.
- Bring comfortable shoes
- This experience is for people 18 years old or older
- For private experiences contact us
- For assistance in a different language, contact us
- ¡Be on time!
Book it and BE A LOCAL
"La caponera" Bar