Category Archives: Dance

Yo No Sé Mañana Expo Latino 2018!

Luis Enrique Luis Enrique, the Prince of Salsa was a real catch on the second day at Expo Latino, Calgary’s hottest outdoor festival, and one of the biggest Latino cultural events in Canada. He and his excellent jazzy-salsa band captivated … Continue reading

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Expo Latino 2018 gets Calgary moving

Calgary’s hottest outdoor festival, Expo Latino got the city moving last night in a celebration of Latin America’s rich offerings of food, dance, and music. In its 22nd year, this is one of the biggest Latino cultural expressions in Canada. … Continue reading

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Dance of the wankas and wamlas on the backdeck

  Huaylarsh Moderno The Huaylarsh Moderno is one of Peru’s best-loved dances and it was an honour to have this performed, along with the Marinera Norteña and Huaconada de Mito, by members of Raíces del Perú on my own back … Continue reading

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Steve Poltz makes Canmore Folk Festival even friendlier

  Canmore Folk Festival always has a really nice feel about it. The location, set in Centennial Park, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains is breathtaking. The crowd is bright and eager to discover new music. And the musicians are usually … Continue reading

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Raíces del Peru awarded Best Cultural Entry award for second time in the Calgary Stampede Parade

Raíces del Peru (Roots of Peru) entered the Calgary Stampede Parade for the first time in 2017. This time around they excelled again and won the Best Cultural Entry award for the second year running. In one of the largest … Continue reading

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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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