Folkorama-2013

We visited four pavilions at Folkorama this year, Brazil, Chile, Celtic and India. As always I was impressed by the many volunteers who make the event possible and the enthusiasm and energy of the performers.dancer brazil pavilion folkorama winnipeg 2 The costumes at the Brazil Pavilion were stunning.fiddlers celtic pavilion winnipeg folkorama

The four female fiddlers at the Celtic Pavilion were  talented and entertaining. 

steel drummer brazilThe steel drummer at the Brazil Pavilion had flying fingers and a wicked sense of rhythm. While he entertained us we ate Fejouda (a bean and pork stew) and drank Caipirinha( a sweet fruit and coconut concotion). At the Chile Pavilion we had thousand layer cake and  corn empanadas. river dancers celtic pavilion winnipeg folkorama

The traditional Irish step dancers at the Celtic Pavilion moved their feet so quickly and with so much gusto that they shook the rafters of the venue. We ate Irish stew and potato and leek soup. dancers india pavilion folkorama winnipeg

You could try on a sari or a turban at the India pavilion. Dave and I had a nice chat with one of the volunteers about our trip to India a few years ago. 

ambassador brazil pavilion folkoramaThe ambassadors at the Brazil Pavilion had costumes so bright they nearly blinded you. 

It seemed like everyone in Winnipeg was there. We met the Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis outside one pavilion. Dave said hello and he wished us a good evening.  At another pavilion we saw Winnipeg Free Press columnist Lindor Reynolds.  There were long line-ups to get into all four of the pavilions we visited. 

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