Desfiles Por Fines

Posted by Claretta Mills – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS Traveling through Cusco in June and seeing numerous rainbow flags, which mark the heritage and pride of the city of Cusco, is a subtle reminder of the desfiles that are going on throughout the city.  “Hay desfiles en el Centro hoy,” was all I neededContinue reading “Desfiles Por Fines”

MAS(querade)

Posted by Claretta Mills – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS To play mas, in regards to carnival, means to take part in carnival festivities and activities. Masquerades are one group of performers prevalent in carnival who play mas. Traditional masqueraders are a vital and signature part of carnivals throughout the Caribbean as they simplify variousContinue reading “MAS(querade)”

Veranopi, Peruman Risaqpuni Qhelqasaq Thesisniyta

Posted by Claretta Mills – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS For most of the past Spring semester, I had been repeating this one particular line, especially in my Quechua class examples; “Veranopi, Peruman risaqpuni qhelqasaq thesisniyta.” This translates to, “In the summer, I am going to Peru to write my thesis.”  Sure enough, a coupleContinue reading “Veranopi, Peruman Risaqpuni Qhelqasaq Thesisniyta”