Photographer's Note

"La Huanca" (or "La Wanka")

This shot was taken during the festivities of "La Tunantada", in Ataura, a small village in the department of Junín. I took this picture a few days before the central day, which is celebrated on January 20th in Jauja.

"La Tunantada" is a big event: musicians play typical music, and people dressed with different clothes represent the Spanish colonizers.

In the background you can observe other caracters of "La Tunantada". It's a very special event with an interesting atmosphere which I liked a lot. People are also invited to dance with them, and of course, the beer flows! The people who want can buy beer, which is shared with everybody... So everybody drinks together to celebrate this day!

Each character has a name. The one you can see here is called "La Huanca", which refers to the inhabitants of Huancayo, one of the bigger cities of the region.

I hope you like it! Critiques or comments are welcome!


Other pictures I've taken from this event:
- "El Argentino"

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Viewed: 2012
Points: 6
Additional Photos by Thomas Luyckx (ThomasL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 79 N: 96] (419)
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