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Traditional Dances of Peru > Chujchu / Chukchu

 

Chujchu / Chukchu

A comical dance in which the dancers represent labourers who, during the Colonial era, went to the tropical valleys and jungle regions to find work on the sugar plantations and returned with malaria and yellow fever!! The dancers often fall to the ground in violent convulsions and are "treated" by doctors and nurses who carry various medical instruments such as giant syringes and irrigators! The figure of death is not faraway.

Fiesta of Reyes Magos (3 Kings) at Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru 06 January 2006

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Fiesta of Reyes Magos (3 Kings) at Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru 06 January 2006

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Fiesta of Reyes Magos (3 Kings) at Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru 06 January 2006

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Reyes Magos festival, Ollantaytambo, Cusco 06 January 2007

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Reyes Magos fiesta, Ollantaytambo, Cusco 06 January 2007

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Reyes Magos fiesta, Ollantaytambo, Cusco 06 January 2007

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Reyes Magos fiesta, Ollantaytambo, Cusco 06 January 2007

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Reyes Magos fiesta, Ollantaytambo, Cusco 06 January 2007

Reyes Magos (Ollantaytambo)

Paucartambo

Paucartambo

Paucartambo

Paucartambo

Virgen de la "O" (Yucay)

Virgen de la "O" (Yucay)

 

       

  

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