Interested in information regarding Bolivian culture
Hi, I am a high school student and in our Spanish class, we are currently writing papers about different Spanish speaking countries. Mine is Bolvia. So, I was wondering if there are any native Bolivians here that would offer me some interesting information that I could not normally find online, or just an insider's view into the culture and everyday life there. Thanks in advance to anyone and everyone who responds.
edit: Even though the post is in English, I would gladly accept English and Spanish responses. I can read Spanish fairly well.
Alba, thanks for all of that information! I needed a song to play during my presentation, so that might be a good one.
Ian-hill, wow, that would be so great! I'd appreciate that a ton... I'll pm my email address to you right now
Hi Megan I am from England but living in Bolivia. It is a very interesting and intriguing country. I have written many short news letters called Los Tiempos, for my friends and family. I could email them (some of them) to you if you would like them They cover many things from Politics to personal views and include photos. If you would like some just send me a PM with your email adress. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Ian
I'm not Bolivian but I spent quite a bit of time with a Bolivian family when I sang with their band. I'm no expert but here is what I know.
Los Kjarkas is a famous Bolivian band. Ave de Cristal is a particularly lovely song.
Quichua or Quechua is the native language still spoken by many indigenous.
There are very festive parades in Bolivia where they dress in colorful native dress and play instruments like panpipes, flutes, bass drums and others including a string instrument that looks like a little guitar called a charango. instrument link
Their food is not anything like Mexican food from what I can tell. I never saw them eat a pepper or a tortilla or anything even the slightest bit spicy.
Llamas...they've got llamas.National animal link
Good luck on your paper.