Final Spanish Images
I really liked these two pictures, because they
established connections that are an inherent
part of Spanish history.
This double exposure merges the Flamenco
dancer with an artistic Alhambra window. They
are both Spanish, past and present.
Finally, from a Madrid park, the New World pays a
visit back to Spain, demonstrating that Inca culture
lives on, and is far more than just ancient panpipe
drawings in the Archives of the Indies. This man was in
a quartet of Andean musicians playing the instruments
of their Inca ancestors. However, they mostly offered
modern songs, plus a scattering of music from the
Andes, and I only filmed the traditional songs.
With their appearance in Spain, I had now seen
Andean musicians in Austria, Russia, Israel, Wales, and
the United States, at least six different countries. But I
never found them in Ecuador, despite that being a
country of origin for the music. Apparently indigenous
music was more popular outside the Andean countries,
forcing their musicians to travel the world.
I resolved to conduct a new search for Andean
musicians in Peru itself, home of the Inca Empire. This
hunt became a dominant theme of my Peru video, "The
Inca Lost and Found".
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