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Wembler’s a la Huancaína: The Confluence of Smellscapes and Soundscapes

As an aspiring musicologist participating in the Smithsonian’s Latino Museum Studies Program, I was asked to write about my experience at the 2015 Folklife Festival. Like a good student, I challenged myself to rethink the traditional approach to writing about music. It was difficult to … Continue reading Wembler’s a la Huancaína: The Confluence of Smellscapes and Soundscapes

Susana Baca: “Negra Presuntuosa”

Only July 2, the 2015 Folklife Festival welcomed a special guest to the Perú: Pachamama program: two-time Latin Grammy winner Susana Baca. Drawing inspiration from her upbringing in the fishing village of Chorrillos outside of Lima and blending musical traditions of the region with a contemporary sound, Baca … Continue reading Susana Baca: “Negra Presuntuosa”

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