Salar de Uyuni, Potosi/Bolivia
Entrada Universitaria - La Paz
"If you travel to La Paz during the month of July, you would probably assume that people there like to celebrate often the culture of Bolivia. It seems that every week there is a major parade traversing the capital; a feast that usually includes plenty of live music, colorful costumes and traditional dances. It also seems that Paceños (as people from La Paz are referred to) like to leave the best for last. Every year, on the last Saturday of July takes place the Entrada Universitaria, one of the largest and most important folkloric manifestations in La Paz.”
Dancing with danger
This sensational South American festival of colourful parades is famous for its Tinku dances which represent the fight between good and evil.The original Tinku dances were more of a combat than a dance and it was considered that the more blood spilled the richer the harvest would be. But nowadays the Festive Tinku is a much more pleasant experience and has been accepted as a cultural dance in the whole nation of Bolivia with dancers performing combat like movements to Tinku music.
ABOUTRecuerdos de Bolivia.