Celebrate Quechua! An evening of Quechua language and culture
Closing Remarks: Ada Ferrer (Director, CLACS at NYU)
Join us for the closing celebration of New York City's first Quechua Week. The evening will feature a presentation by Quechua instructor Odi Gonzales, who will read a selection of Quechua poetry from his books: Tunupa/el libro de las sirenas, and Virgenes Urbanas. He will also lead NYU Quechua students in a public performance. A reception will follow, which will include a display of ceramics by Ecuadorian artist Manuel Paucar and a Quechua music performance by Guillermo Guerrero of Tahuantinsuyo, Andrés Jimenez, and Elva Jimenez.
Quechua Week is an event series produced by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University that celebrates Quechua language and cultures. Quechua/Kichwa is an indigenous language spoken by a millions of people in the Andes region in South America. Quechua language and cultural practices are also present in many other parts of the world – including New York City. The events of Quechua Week range in format and span a broad range of topics – from language rights and policies to the use of YouTube in fostering international exchange. Quechua Week aims to highlight issues that are relevant to Andean region and the international community, to provide educational materials about and foster an appreciation for Quechua/Kichwa language and cultures. All events are free and open to the public, and will include the English, Spanish and Quechua/Kichwa languages as noted.
Quechua Week 2010 is a series produced by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU. This series is sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University, the NYU Native Peoples Forum, the NYU Steinhardt Metropolitan Center for Urban Education NYS SBETAC, and the NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Quechua Week is supported by the National Museum of the American Indian, the NYU Department of Cinema Studies, Pachamama Peruvian Arts, the UN Peruvian Cultural Club, and CinemaTropical.