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Music and Dance of the Carnival of Oruro

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Carnaval d’Oruro

Organized on the occasion of the International Festival of Cultural Diversity, the Carnival of Oruro, second in scale and importance among Latin American carnivals after that of Rio de Janiero, is an exhilarating demonstration of the rich beliefs, folk arts, and medieval mysteries of Bolivian culture. With the participation of musical groups Ruphay, Machaqa, Pukawara, Banda Bolivia, and the Sikuris Cultural Center, and dance troupes Wayra, Quipus de Bolivie, Jenecherú, Nouvelle Génération, Bolivie sans Frontière, and Groupo Enriquez.
Each year in Oruro more than 28,000 dancers and 10,000 musicians participate in this prestigious celebration in which dance, music, masks, textiles and embroideries intermingle. The Carnival of Oruro was declared as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001.


Type of Event Show
Start 20.05.2010 17:00 local time
End 20.05.2010 20:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Delegation of Bolivia/Délégation de Bolivie
Organizer Secteur de la culture de l'UNESCO / Présenté par la Délégation permanente de l’Etat plurinational de Bolivie auprès de l’UNESCO
Contact 01 45 68 05 15, 01 45 68 05 16,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 1300
Official Website
Link 1 Festival international de la diversité culturelle
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