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Moonlit Melodies – The Cosquín Folk Festival

This colorful guitar belongs to León Gieco, a popular contemporary songwriter from Argentina often called "The Argentine Bob Dylan." Photo by Andrés Andinelli Oroño.

El Festival de Cosquín (The Cosquín Folk Festival) is one of the most important folk festivals of Latin America. For nine days, the festival draws thousands of spectators from all over Argentina and abroad to the tiny town of Cosquín, which is located in the Punilla Valley of the Córdoba Province.

During the day, there are cultural events such as folk ballet performances, tales from professional folklorists and workshops where visitors can learn everything from arts and crafts to native languages such as Quechua. By night, the town is filled with the haunting and beautiful melodies of traditional Argentine folk musicians playing by moonlight.

This year’s festival, the 52nd edition of Cosquín, began on Jan. 20 and ends Jan. 29.

By : Erik Keithley

  • jason guest

    Great read…really enjoyed this.