A Comparsa Group
A Comparsa is a dancing and singing group, which travels from home to home,
performing and collecting money for charity. Each night, each Comparsa has a
different theme. We were in Miss Rosa's Comparsa group. We had to dress up
in character and learn a new song each night. The first night we were
'Modern and Sexy Mestizas'. We were all dressed in traditional Mestiza
outfits. Some of the members shortened their skirts or added IPODs to the
outfit. Our song was all in Spanish. The Mestizo culture is strong and
vibrant in San Pedro as the island is actually just an extension of the
Yucatan Penninusla, cut off by enterprising Maya folk a thousand or so years
ago so that they didn't have to boat all the way around to the end of the
Photograph by Colette Kase
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