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A year in the life of an Indigenous family who journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to escape Ecuador’s COVID-19 crisis In early 2020, the Kichwa people of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon were contending with two centuries-old threats: attempted … Continue reading
The steady drumbeat of life in the first free town in the Americas Palenque is a film made from rhythms. Musical rhythms, daily rhythms, visual rhythms. Rhythms of work, of speech and of play. It’s also a film that breaks … Continue reading
Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, according to the University of Cincinnati. UC researchers discovered evidence of a filter system at the Corriental reservoir, an important … Continue reading
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Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with an unexpected problem. Due to reproduction, … Continue reading
Ladama Project Hi everyone!!! I hope you like this video and learn some Colombian culture, I will leave several links so you can understand the beat and context of bullerengue and also the tonada lyrics and a translation. Sing: El … Continue reading
Celebration of the orisha Yemanja, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2019
Percussion masters Daniel “Tatita” Marquez, Enrique “Papo” Guzman and Leo Giovannini rehearse in the Montevideo open air for their performance at SXSW Music: Uruguay Showcase at Speakeasy in Austin, TX on March 13, 2013 (http://sxsw.com/music/news/sxsw-music…).
Tony Succar brings folkloric Afro Peruvian rhythms such as Landó & Festejo to Miami. His band “Mixtura” is made of musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, Peru, Aruba and more. The blend of musical cultures is what creates a distinct sound in … Continue reading