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Interested in information regarding Bolivian culture

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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.

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updated MAY 11, 2010
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posted by megan5

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Alba, thanks for all of that information! I needed a song to play during my presentation, so that might be a good one. smile

Ian-hill, wow, that would be so great! I'd appreciate that a ton... I'll pm my email address to you right now smile

updated MAY 11, 2010
posted by megan5
Let us know how the presentation goes :) - alba3, MAY 11, 2010
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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

updated MAY 10, 2010
posted by ian-hill
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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.

updated MAY 10, 2010
posted by alba3
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