All entries for Friday 01 December 2006

December 01, 2006

Carnavales de Juliaca en Puno or Juliaca Carnival in Puno


Todos vuelven or everybody comes back

The song and the video show it well, this song relates the journey back that dozens of Peruvians do everytime they have to go abroad to work or whatever and what they felt. When I go home, the most important parts are the beginning and the end. It is like the journey itself is not as important leaving and arriving. I felt moved because I left people I love in this country in order to see people I love in my country.

When I took off and I was overwhelmed by the situation, I struggle trying to cope with the expectations of seen my country and my family again. When I arrived, I am full of expectations again, but different, what I will see, how things have changed. The happiness of being in my country and seen my family accompany for most of the time when I get back to England but I tried to keep in my heart so I dont get homesick and can focus on what I have to do.

Cesar Alredo Miro Quesada Bahamonde, well known as Cesar Miro (1907-1999) was a Peruvian writer and great composer that created the most beautiful vals “Everybody comes back”, a hynm to the nostalgia, to the love to the land that saw us born. This song has been recorded by years ago by Ruben Blades making it international. In this clip, there are images of a flight to Lima and the night landing in Jorge Chavez international airport, there are also views of traditional Lima. We hear the voices of Jesus Chavez (The queen and lady of criollo music) and Victor Davalos (Important Arequipa musician) member of the now gone pair “Davalos Brothers”.

“César Alfredo Miró Quesada Bahamonde, mas conocido sólo como César Miró (1907-1999) fué un hombre de letras y gran compositor peruano que creó el bello vals “Todos Vuelven”, un himno a la nostalgia, de amor a la tierra que nos viera nacer. Este tema musical lo ha grabado hace años Rubén Blades haciendolo internacional.
En este clip se ven imágenes de un vuelo a Lima y aterrizaje nocturno en el Aeropuerto Internacional “Jorge Chavez”, así como vistas de Lima tradicional. Acompañan las voces de Jesús Vásquez (la reina y señora de la canción criolla) y Victor Dávalos (importante músico arequipeño) integrante del desaparecido dúo “Los Hnos. Dávalos” (Youtube:Criollismo)

Danzantes de tijeras or Scissors Dancers

I still remember the first time I saw a scissors dancer, I went with my family to a local celebration far from the place we live. I felt moved by what I was watching and I couldnt stop watching and being amazed. They seem magical as if they are good due to a secret pact and they are hiding this from us. Now searching I discovered that they indeed have a secret pact they are the only ones to know and that way they manage to keep us betwiched.

Just in case, these are not the scissors sisters…sorry I cannot leave sense of humour behind. Bear in mind that this came before breakdancing and not the other way round! However, it is amazing how breakdancing resemble the dance of scissors. This clip I found shows a Peruvian television programme in which there was a competition between a group of scissors dancers and breakdancers.

And this one shows a Scissors dancer showing his art with dance music in the background. I thought it was very creative. Miki Gonzalez is a musician, he used to sing in the 80’s and now he does support more regional music. I reckon like this attempt. He is behind that dance song we hear at the background. I went to one of his concerts for the New Year during my bachellors’ degree in Peru.

Peruvian faces

We might not be that fantastic looking but we are peruvianly nice looking!

Peru Diversity

Now this clip from youtube shows some diversity that cannot only be found in Peru but in other countries in South America.

Peru Overview

I found this video in magical youtube showing parts of my country. Many thanks to the Blister sisters.


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