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San antonio is a town located on the banks of the Yurumagui River. Its inhabitants are descendants of African slaves brought by the Spanish to America. Easter in San Antonio is a mix of differents African, Christian and indigenous rites. The celebration start with the drum rhythm. The women sing a traditional prayer called Manacillo. Men accompany with instruments that sound like water. The young people are disguised and play as Matachines,

wich are mythological inhabitants of the jungle that punish the immoral ones. The old people guide the procession that commemorate the Jesus resurrection. The Easter in San Antonio is a celebration to the Ancestors, the Nature and the God who live in the traditions of a community that has resisted per centuries in this territory.

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