‘Rimasun’ Quechua Podcast Series Featured on Global Voices

Quechua podcast
Caption: NYU Quechua student Charlie Uruchima interviews a participant of the RIMASUN project in New York’s Central Park. Photo Credit: Emily Thompson

CLACS began recording for the Rimasun Quechua language audio project in May 2011, and started publishing free podcasts in September of 2011. This unique podcast series features diverse speakers who share personal narratives about their families, homes, childhood, hobbies and interests in Quechua. You can read more about the project on the CLACS website.

Global VoicesRecently, Rimasun Producer and CLACS Program Administrator Christine Mladic was interviewed by Global Voices.  She talked about the origins of NYU’s Quechua program, and the inspiration for the Rimasun project. Listen to the interview on the Global Voices website now.

Since September, Rimasun has posted 13 podcasts on topics ranging from Ecuadorian women’s collectives, learning Quechua as a native English speaker, and Scissor-dancing.

Rimasun participants are Quechua language teachers, students, native speakers, heritage speakers and second-language speakers. “We welcome people with all kinds of relationships to these languages,” says Christine Mladic.

Visit the Rimasun page on the CLACS website to learn more about this project, listen to and download podcasts on the CLACS blog, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Published by Von Diaz

Von Diaz is a writer and radio producer based in New York City. She is a self-taught cook who explores Puerto Rican food, culture, and identity through memoir and multimedia. Her work has been featured on NPR, American Public Media, StoryCorps, WNYC, PRI’s The World, BuzzFeed, Colorlines, and Feet in 2 Worlds.

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