ANDEAN FESTIVAL

MASIS Bolivian Cultural Center

THE WORD ANDES, ONE THEORY SAYS THE NAME ANDES COMES FROM THE QUECHUA WORD ANTI, WHICH MEANS HIGH CREST

ANOTHER THEORY SAYS THAT THE NAME ANDES DERIVED FROM THE SPANISH WORD ANDEN WHICHMEANS TERRACE IN REFERENCE TO THE CULTIVATION TERRACES USED BY THE INCAS AND OTHER RELATED PEOPLES. THE SO-CALLED ALTIPLANO PLATEAU IS THE WORLD'S SECOND PLATEAU FOLLOWING THE TIBETAN PLATEAU. THE ANDES EXTENDS TO SEVEN COUNTRIES; ECUADOR, PERU, CHILE, COLOMBIA, ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA Y VENEZUELA

THIS EDUCATIONAL LECTURE PERFORMANCES ARE INTENDED TO SERVE NOT ONLY ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSE, BUT MOST EMPHATICALLY AS A FORUM FOR THE SYSTEMATIC AND DIDACTIC DISPLAY OF THE CHRONOLOGIES ETHNIC EVOLUTION FROM THE TIME BEFORE THE SPANISH CONQUEST TO MODERN TIMES OF ANDEAN CULTURE

ANDEAN ROOTS, A COMPLETE EXPRESSION OF A GLORIOUS PAST. YOU WILL ENJOY THE BEST MISTICISM ASTRONOMICAL WISDOM OF THE ANDEAN MILLENARY CULTURE S RICH IN FOLKLORE HANDCRAFTS, IS A DREAM OF THOUSANDS OF SHAPES AND COLORS, THE MUSIC WRAPPED IN THE TELLURIC SOUND OF WIND AND PERCUSSION, ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SKY, WHILE THE DRUMS AND SYMBOLS OF MOTHER EARTH, WHEN PLAYED TOGETHER THEY REPRESENT COSMIC WHOLENESS.

HERITAGE IS OUR LEGACY FROM THE PAST, WHAT WE LIVE TODAY, AND WHAT WE PASS ON TO FUTURE GENERATIONS, OUR CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE ARE BOTH IRREPLACEABLE SOURCES OF LIFE AND INSPIRATIONS.

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