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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tarqueada, music and dance



This dance is called Tarqueada and it is generally danced in rural areas. This group belongs to Tihuanacu town in La Paz, Bolivia. Yesterday, there was a music and dance festival in a mountain called Kimsa Chata which means "three mountains together". Kimsa in aymara language means three and chata means together. This festival joined indigenous aymaras from three countries, Bolivia, Peru and Chile. In the ancient times, aymaras were only one but with the creation of the republics we were divided into three.

2 comments:

Romi said...

The video makes me want to get up and dance!

Is la Tarqueada danced for a specific celebration?

Cristina said...

Romi,

this is mainly dance in February during the carnival celebration.
And don´t be shy, get up and dance!

Regards,

Following the steps of my ancestors

To the Amazon