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Land of winds > Online > Resources | Issue 02. Sep.-Oct.2010
By Edgardo Civallero | Sara Plaza

Ballet folklórico de Bolivia “Manuel Acosta”[“Manuel Acosta” Traditional Ballet of Bolivia]
Formed in 2006 by choreographer Manuel Acosta, this traditional ballet has favoured traditional dances from all over Bolivia, including cuecas, tobas, bailecitos, huaynos and chacareras. This webpage presents several videos with examples of these choreographies and photo galleries showing the costumes chosen for each one.

Museo de instrumentos musicales de Bolivia [Museum of Bolivian Musical Instruments]
Founded by charango player Ernesto Cavour (see) en 1962, this museum (located in Jaen St, an emblematic narrow street in colonial downtown La Paz) houses a unique collection that consists of a wide range of elements, from archaeological artifacts to modern innovations, and from the Andean range and the Bolivian altiplano to the rainforest and remote plains of western Bolivia. The webpage is still under construction, however, it is to be expected that the site will be the showcase for the wonderful pieces exhibited at the museum.
A virtual walk through this museum may be performed at

La diablada de Oruro [Oruro Dance of Devils]
Website dedicated to the famous Oruro Diablada (Dance of Devils), the main dance at the Carnival of Oruro, which was declared “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by the UNESCO in 2008.

Entradas folklóricas de Bolivia
Most part of Bolivian festivals and celebrations include an “entrada” (entrance), a public celebration similar to a parade with bands and groups of dancers in the streets performing different rhythms. This website reviews the events that have marked the most famous entradas year after year, and gathers particular information on this particular subject, videos and photographs.

At this website it is possible to listen online (downloads are not allowed) a good number of very interesting tracks by Andean performers, mostly from Bolivia. With works by such bands as Los Kjarkas, Tupay, Rumillajta, Khanata, Proyección or Zulma Yugar, this site provides an excellent introduction to well-known Andean repertoire.
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