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Exploring local music from Peru we stumble upon Los Chapillacs in Lima among others. Flooded with graffiti-like artwork, the small music venue “La Casa de Auxilio”, or the House of Help, was the location for our Friday night entertainment this past weekend.  It was located above a bar in what seemed to me like a sketchy...
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Zampoña
The Zampoña – I had never even heard of the instrument before Peru, so if you are like I was and hadn’t heard the beautiful sound of a zampoña before, you are in for a treat.  In addition to the guitar and charango (a guitar-like instrument), the zampoña is a marked instrument of Peru and the...
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slums in Lima Peru
A History of Slums in Lima Peru Between 1940 and 1981 Lima’s population exploded from 645,000 to over 4 million. The following is an account from Ayacucho-born Mercedes Torribio, who was part of the 1968 invasion of Jose Oloya one of the many slums in Lima Peru. Like her story of invasion, millions more can relate...
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Visiting Cusco
Discover the magic of Cusco in our latest blog. Dive into its vibrant history, captivating culture, and breathtaking scenery. A journey through the heart of the Inca Empire.
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Home documentary
Discover the awe-inspiring 'Home Documentary' - a profound visual feast and environmental wake-up call by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
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