Category Archives: Dance

Bella, Eva Ayllón in Calgary

  It was about twenty years ago that I first saw Eva Ayllón performing in Peru. It was in a small club in the beautiful, old barrio of Barranco in Lima, a late show where she was passionately singing Afro-Peruvian … Continue reading

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Intangible Cultural Heritage, Sustainability and a Dance from Peru: the Huaconada de Mito

Some might think and say this is just an obscure local dance. The Huaconada is performed in Mito, located 3,286 m high up in the Andes of Peru on just the first three days of January. Mito (Spanish for myth) … Continue reading

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Calgary’s got Soul in the City @calgaryfolkfest

Soul Town Cow Town became Soul Town on Saturday night at the Calgary Festival Hall. The Inglewood venue, in partnership with Calgary Folk Music Festival, hosted Soul in the City: Volume 2-A Seat at the Table, one of a series … Continue reading

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Writing about Images: 17 pics from ’17

    Sustainability Sports and music dominated my photography in 2017 as I was unable to make a field trip to Peru to continue with my long-term assignment on sustainable development. I did, however, enter a short film called Sugar in … Continue reading

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Alex Cuba and more at Fiestaval Latin Festival 2017

Alex Cuba Calgary’s annual July journey into South American culture drew to a close on Sunday night at Olympic Plaza with a classy performance by Alex Cuba. The Cuban-Canadian artist who has lived for many years in Smithers, BC, is … Continue reading

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28 de Julio: Felices Fiestas Patrias Peru desde Calgary, Canada

Fiestaval Calgary In celebration of Independence Day in Peru (28 July, 1821), here are some photos taken recently at the Fiestaval Calgary. Local recording artist, Felipe Alberto played a sensational set of Musica Criolla (traditional Peruvian songs) with guitar, cajon and … Continue reading

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Into the night: Friday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015

Second day of the Calgary Folk Music Festival My pick of the bands from the second day of the festival was Black Joe Lewis, from Austin, Texas. BJL  pushed out some fab funk, blues and soul with some terrific playing from the … Continue reading

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