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Qhapaq Qolla Dancers

Qhapaq Qolla dancers wear white masks and sequined costumes to portray high status merchants. This dance represents traders and merchants from the southern Andes region known as the Peruvian Altiplano. This dance can also be a “coming of age” ritual for young boys. The men take turns whipping each other during this dance, and afterwards drink Chicha, a type of local fermented drink.

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