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.
Recently, 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.