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La Topada

Huapango Arribeño is a regional Mexican musical genre, from the area known as Sierra Gorda, located at the vertex where the states of Guanajuato, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí converge. Within this tradition, the events known as "Topadas" take place, which are a confrontation between two troubadours, each accompanied by a group of musicians; These confrontations usually last approximately 10 to 12 hours. In the city of Xichú, a festival is held year after year at the end of the year, where various activities are presented in order to pay tribute to all those people who have contributed to strengthening the tradition of the Huapango Arribeño. The festival closes the activities with a Topada. In the image, people are seen dancing in the Topada of the last festival held before the Pandemic.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Xichú, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Jorge Flores