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Today we go into greater depth about our experience in Bolivia, working with the youth of Performing Life International – Fundacion EnseñARTE Bolivia – NGO which provides opportunities in the artes for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. https://www.youtube.com/user/PerformingLifeBo
Being Bolivian I really should know more about the traditional dances.. Caporales – is one of the most popular – but many people likely don’t know that its inspired by the slave master “Caporal”…
‘Caporal’ was the overseer of the black slaves in the Yungas region – was usually mixed race, wore boots and held a whip (I think this mimiced by the hankerchief?).
This dance is characteristic of Saya music which originated in Bolivia originated in Yungas where the one of the only Afro-bolivian community exists in Tocana. While only 1% of the population they have profoundly influenced traditional Bolivian dance and music.
While we were in the Yungas with Rahman Jamaal Mc we were a few hours hike through the jungle to the community of Tocana. But fate would have it we spent the day in the community hospital of Coroico 😉 … to be continued