Tag Archives: South America

Are the Charrúa Extinct?

As always, the answer is more complicated than it first appears.

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How this drug lord created a hippo problem in Colombia

Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with an unexpected problem. Due to reproduction, … Continue reading

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How to sing, play and dance Bullerengue (Afrocolombian rhythm)

Ladama Project Hi everyone!!! I hope you like this video and learn some Colombian culture, I will leave several links so you can understand the beat and context of bullerengue and also the tonada lyrics and a translation. Sing: El … Continue reading

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Yemanja – Salvador, Brazil

Celebration of the orisha Yemanja, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2019

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Candombe Barrio Palermo


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Candombe en Parque Batlle

Percussion masters Daniel “Tatita” Marquez, Enrique “Papo” Guzman and Leo Giovannini rehearse in the Montevideo open air for their performance at SXSW Music: Uruguay Showcase at Speakeasy in Austin, TX on March 13, 2013 (http://sxsw.com/music/news/sxsw-music…).

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A Taste of Afro-Peruvian Music| Tony Succar | TEDxFIU

Tony Succar brings folkloric Afro Peruvian rhythms such as Landó & Festejo to Miami. His band “Mixtura” is made of musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, Peru, Aruba and more. The blend of musical cultures is what creates a distinct sound in … Continue reading

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This Peruvian Farmer Grows Over 400 Varieties of Potatoes

Consider the humble potato. Many of us take the starchy tuber for granted. But not Julio Hancco Mamani. That’s because deep in the Andes mountains, in the Cusco region of Peru, this “Potato King” is continuing a family legacy by … Continue reading

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Living Afloat On Man-Made Islands

Lake Titicaca in Peru is a lagoon made up of approximately 70 man-made islands. The central island serves as a hub, home to over 500 residents. Living afloat isn’t for everyone, but the Uros, a small South American tribe, have … Continue reading

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The magical, mathematical fictions of Jorge Luis Borges – Ilan Stavans


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