20 November 2011
[Videos to be uploaded soon]
This was the final day of the ENART festival here in Santa Cruz do Sul. I wish it happened more than once a year, I love it!
I even saw ENART on the bus.
I ordered a "Xis" and pineapple juice. It was good, and I was grateful for the chance to sit down and people watch. One thing that the Oktoberfest park does not have, in my opinion, is enough benches scattered around the park.
Like the chula competition, the two singers alternated singing a couple of verses at a time. If I understood right, the verses were of their own composition (or perhaps improv) to a set tune, as they mentioned Rio Grande and even the ENART festival.
It wouldn't be a gaucho festival without chimarrao. This booth is selling erva mate, the crushed herb used to make the drink. (They do not like to call it "tea"!)