Colombia's "Festival Francisco el Hombre" of Riohacha will take place between March 28th. and 20th., with a competition to celebrate some of the best contemporary vallenato musicians.
The festival is organized by the Guajira Culture Foundation and the competition, which is in its second year, will only admit twelve contesting groups and will take place in the Caribbean town of Riohacha, La Guajira.
There is also a myth in Colombia where he was involved in a musical contest with Satan "El Diablo" and beat him with the rhythm of accordion and his voice. This is how he received the nickname "El Hombre" (The Man), which is how most Colombians know him - Francisco El Hombre. This myth also shows Colombia's strong Christian roots that have been integrated into everyday culture.