Candy Hurtado


Comparative Studies

Candy Hurtado is a native of Jauja, Peru. She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Florida International University and a B.A. in Political Science with minors in Economics and International Relations from the same institution. Her research focus is on Latin American culture, through perspectives from cultural anthropology, development studies, ethnomusicology and ethnohistory. She is specifically interested in Andean dance and music and their role in creating a liminal space where identity is formed, history is recorded and agency is restored. Her current research is on the musical and dance traditions of the Mantaro Valley. Ms. Hurtado is a recognized Peruvian musician and folk dancer and a founding member of the Kuyayky Foundation, an NGO that works to foster the social, political, cultural and economic development of Andean culture through lectures, performances and recordings. Past NGO partners of the foundation include the American Red Cross, Project Amazonas and Un Techo Para mi Pais.

Andean Music and Dance: Explore the Culture of the Incas and Beyond

The Andean region has been home to some of the most impressive civilizations in human history. From the Caral civilization existing more than four thousand years ago, to the greatness of the Wari Empire, and, of course, the Incan Empire, the people of the Andes developed cultural hubs where dance and music played important roles in keeping and fostering their traditions. During the conquest, the Spaniards tried to eradicate these cultural traditions without much success. With many of them adapted and transformed, thousands of these musical traditions and dance styles remain alive and are immensely important in today’s celebrations throughout the Andes and even outside where their influence continues to grow. This lecture series will allow you to explore specific musical and dance traditions from different parts of the Andean region, introducing you through multimedia, master performances and experiential learning to one of the most enigmatic cultures in the world.

Enrollment for this class is limited to 30 students. Please enroll early.
Four Lectures
  1. Introduction to Andean culture - : The history and geography of dance in the Andes.
  2. Andean music and dance from the central Andes, master class of huayno, huaylarsh, carnaval marqueño dances. -
  3. Afro-Andean and Amazonian music and dance styles. -
  4. Andean music & dance from the coast, master class of tondero and marinera. -

Course # S4F5 — First 4 Weeks
Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Fridays, April 3, 10, 24; May 1 2015
(No Class On Friday, April 17 2015 )
Time:11:45 - 1:15 PM
Fee:$20 / member; $20 / non-member

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