Colombia
Field Trip 2 To complete the research phase, Colombian researchers accompanied the Smithsonian curatorial team on two fieldwork trips in 2010. Our the second trip, October 19—31st, we traveled to the Southeastern Plains and the Pacific Rainforest.
Southeastern Plains October 20, 2010
Villavicencio and Granada
• Meet with René at the Hotel Casa Deco in Bogotá and drive to Villavicencio
• Drive to Granada and meet with instrument maker Augusto Rodríguez in his home
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Southeastern Plains October 21, 2010
San Martín
• Breakfast with Carlos’s family in San Martin
• Visit with Alvaro Rey “Kino” Almeida in his pan de arroz bakery
• Visit with leatherworker Carlos Rivera in his workshop, Talabartería El Botalón
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Southeastern Plains October 22, 2010
Cumaral and Aguazul
• Visit with Magdalena Plazas and Arnulfo Pinto in their home in Cumaral
• Meet with Félix Chaparro and Cristián Rosillo at the cultural center in Aguazul
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Southeastern Plains October 23, 2010
Maní
• Visit Argemiro Pirabán at his ranch in Vereda la Esmeralda, Aguazul
•Visit with Víctor Espinel at a restaurant in Maní
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Pacific Rainforest October 27, 2010
Quibdó
• Visit with brothers Migdonio and Alirio Rivas in their instrument-making workshop
• Visit to the shop of the craft cooperative Red de Mujeres Chocoanas
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Pacific Rainforest October 28, 2010
Istmina and Andagoya
• Visit with hairdresser Ziomara Asprilla in her home in Istmina
• Visit with Héctor Rodríguez
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Pacific Rainforest October 29, 2010
Andagoya and Tadó
• Visit the stream in Andagoya with Fulvia Ruíz for a pan-mining demonstration
• Visit La Escuela de Música Tradicional de Tadó for a performance of youth dance and music groups
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Pacific Rainforest October 30, 2010
Quibdó
• Visit the ASINCHE archive on regional music at the University of Colombia in Quibdó
• Visit with jeweler Francisco Mena
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