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Quick Videos – Harp Player at 12 de Abril Celebration

Ecuadoreans take their history very, very seriously, and correspondingly, they vigorously celebrate many different anniversaries – for example, the founding of Cuenca.  The city of Cuenca was founded on April 12, 1557 by Gil Ramírez Dávalos, near the ruins of the Inca city of Tomebamba.    As part of the 12 de Abril festivities this year, Cuenca put together a *massive* art show (amongst other events), covering multiple locations throughout town, including Calle Presidente Borrero, Parque de la Madre, and the local arena.  As we were wandering amongst the booths (and grabbing some phenomenal local teas, preserves, and artwork), there was a local musician just hanging out and playing his harp:

One of these days I’ll get a grownup video camera so I can make longer/steadier recordings 😉

 

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