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Recipes from Peru: Mazamorra de Quinua

In the Perú: Pachamama program’s El Fogón Kitchen, Ayacucho quinoa farmers Ana Ccahuin Berrocal and Ives Gálvez Huamán demonstrated one of the countless ways in which seemingly bland quinoa seeds can create delectable dishes. The women prepared mazamorra de quinua, a pudding-like dish which can … Continue reading Recipes from Peru: Mazamorra de Quinua

Horses Who Dance? Meet the Moran Family’s Peruvian Pasos

When Wilde Moran moved to the United States, he opened the Rancho San Miguel de Aquia in Gainesville, Virginia, to raise Peruvian Paso horses. During a Festival Community Day at the Perú: Pachamama program, his daughter, Valerie Moran, shared the story of the unique breed to … Continue reading Horses Who Dance? Meet the Moran Family’s Peruvian Pasos

New Inca Son: Andean Song and Dance in the United States

On the second night of the Folklife Festival, Boston-based New Inca Son delivered a humorous and spirited performance in the Hirshhorn Museum’s Ring Auditorium. Throughout the show, the enchanted audience clapped along to lively Andean music, laughing and cheering for the charismatic dance. Filmography: Angela Calonder, … Continue reading New Inca Son: Andean Song and Dance in the United States

Tondero and Marinera Mochera with Dayan Aldana

Even after moving to the United States from Peru, Dayan Aldana continues to perform música criolla—a genre born from a mixture of Spanish, Andean, and African influences. Aldana participated in the Perú: Pachamama program’s Festival Community Days, accompanying Marinera Viva!!! with tondero tunes from Peru’s north coast. Filmography: LaQuinda Grimes, … Continue reading Tondero and Marinera Mochera with Dayan Aldana

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