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.
- Introduction to Andean culture - : The history and geography of dance in the Andes.
- Andean music and dance from the central Andes, master class of huayno, huaylarsh, carnaval marqueño dances. -
- Afro-Andean and Amazonian music and dance styles. -
- 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|