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Cusco marks Indigenous Peoples and Intercultural Dialogue Day

Celebran en Cusco día de los pueblos originarios.

Celebran en Cusco día de los pueblos originarios.

16:02 | Cusco, Oct. 13.

Amidst rejoicing and Andean music, the Indigenous Peoples and Intercultural Dialogue Day was celebrated on October 12 at the esplanade of Qoricancha —Inca Temple of the Sun in Cusco, Peru.

The event gathered tens of national and foreign visitors, as well as renowned musical groups from region. 

Likewise, the celebration saw the presence of Cultural Association Queser Mayu members from Cusco’s Calca province.

Musical instruments such as harps, violins, drums and quenas (Andean flute) were used on the occasion. 

According to Antonieta Conde, Cultural Manager of the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco, the initiative was part of the "Awarisun kawsayninchislunata" project (Interweaving our Culture), which is a way to express arts from Andean and Amazon regions. 

“We are doing our best, because we are committed to this kind of activities, besides, we are convinced that we need to promote our region's cultural and diverse ethnic identity,” Conde stated. 

Activities will end on November 11th with a music show at Cusco’s main square.

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Published: 10/13/2016
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