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Carnivalito: everyone to dance

The carnival is a collective dance prior to European colonization in America. We'll tell you what it's all about.
Traditions
danza colectiva anterior a la colonización europea en América
08 September, 2019

The friendly, lively and colourful carnival or carnival is an ancient collective dance. With primitive figures, it was danced in America since before the discovery. Owner of extraordinary vitality, it has endured through centuries. It is still practiced spontaneously today in the north-western region of Argentina and Bolivia, both in their old and modern forms.

The carnivalito is an indigenousAmerican dance, born in the pre-Hispanic era in the domains of the Inca. Primitively it was danced as a collective dance, without couples, with the few figures common to almost all archaic dances: rounds, rows, streamers, etc. The primitive forms of the carnival are also practiced in Jujuy, Jump. Catamarca and La Rioja.

In many cities of Salta and Jujuy people currently dance in pairs. The modern or parlor carnival is full of colorful and lively figures that infect the desire to dance. Meanwhile, the orchestra of quenas, charangos, guitars and hype (or box or “tinya”) fills the air with the typical cheerful melodies.

Source: Folklore Traditions

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