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2014-06-11T14:01:44.000Z
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Video Title:
Suma Qamaña 2014 Bolivian Festival 05: Tinkus
Description:
Suma Qamaña celebrates the spirit of "Living Well" in this four day festival hosted by the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, highlighting the indigenous cultures of Bolivia through dance and song. In this segment, Tinkus Llajtaymanta performs the Tinkus. The Tinkus (meaning "encounter" in Quechua) is a traditional ceremony from the northern Potosí during which the peasants of two neighboring communities chall enge each other to a fight. Participants wear combat helmets made of leather (motera), garments and robes generally predominating strong colors such has orange, green, blue, etc. The Tinkus dance stages two lines of men and women who measure their strength in this fight ritual. This performance shows only the women's part of the dance. Recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 6, 2014.
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7 min 22 sec
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