After spending a week in Quito, Ecuador I made my way to Riobamba, which is the town closest to my site in Cacha.
The people in the center were two drummers, two horn blowers, a man and a woman holding candles, a woman holding a flag and a man in white who was directing the ceremony.
Then they turned so that they were standing in two circles following one another and they danced around and around to the music provided by the drummers and horns and finally danced themselves out of the square. Then the chicha ceremony started with each person coming up to the man holding the jug of chicha and taking a gourd full, then holding the glass up to the sky while they said something and then drinking their portion. After this we were all served a huge plate of food, mostly made up of potatoes and corn, with a little salad and chicken on top.
I got to take a look a the museum really quickly before it closed and talked to some of the people working there and am looking forward to getting back to Cacha tomorrow to take my time going through it.