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Dancing With the Incas 1992

Catalog Data

Cohen, John Ethnographic filmmaker  Search this
Physical description:
2,088 feet sound color film
Incas  Search this
Projected media
Collection descriptions
South America
Andes Mountains
Edited film documents the role of Huayno music and its migration from the Andes mountains in Peru to the capital city of Lima. Combining Andean musical structures with Spanish musical instruments, Huanyo music is the most popular music in Peru as well as being the only recorded music that is based on native tradition. Also featured is the process of disseminating Huanyo music back to the Andean villages by way of radio broadcasts. Interviews with Julia, a performer and singer of Huanyo music, reveal the crucial role of smaller studios in recording Huanyo music. Footage includes marketplace and street scenes in Lima, recording studios, Huanyo performances in radio stations and Peruvians in the Andes listening to Huanyo.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Music--appreciation of--in religious ceremonies--aesthetic thrill in  Search this
Musical--instruments--production--industry  Search this
Military forces--operations--leaders--posts  Search this
Guerrilla--warfare  Search this
Mobilization--wartime  Search this
Migration  Search this
Emigration  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Settlement--patterns  Search this
Resettlement--organized  Search this
Songs  Search this
Singing  Search this
Domestic--servants  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Performances--dancing on stage  Search this
Dancing--in religious ceremonies--performances on stage  Search this
Religious--activities--ceremonial--cermonies, dancing in--music--music in ceremonies--paraphernalia  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1993.20.14
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives