I'm still feeling the South American rhythms of Colombia, smell the familiar scents of Colombian street foods, and see the confidence and energy of the the beautiful paisas, caleñas, and costeñas: the women of Colombia.
The Festival Colombiano is still unknown to non-Latinos--I'd say the crowd was mostly Colombian, Mexican, and other Latino groups--I maybe saw 10 non-Latinos the entire time I was there. You can read about the rare regional Colombian food I enjoyed in Los Angeles Magazine's Digest.
I'm sad that I wasn't able to attend the last 3 years--I always had a conflict--but this happens every July around Colombian Independence Day; it's always at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, and I can't wait to go next summer. It's bacanisimo!!!!
Festival Colombiano 2013 slide show on Flickr
Festival Colombiano 2013, a set on Flickr.