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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

A Cultural Mosaic

This power point presentation gives a brief summary of the origins and the role of carnivals throughout history in different areas of the world. It then focuses on the festivities that take place in Oruro, Ecuador, every year on February 25 to celebrate their patron, the Virgin of the Mines. It covers the influence of African traditions, brought by the slaves who worked in the mines, and the Spanish influence, brought by the Spanish during the conquest, in the music, dances, and costumes used by the villagers during their celebration.

Presenters: Claudia Lazcano (Undergraduate Student)
William Ruiz (Undergraduate Student)
Megan Whalon (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Spanish
Location: 110 Tower
Time: 9 am (Session I)