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The arts and cultures of our beautiful Ecuador

by Justin Guaman


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The arts and cultures of our beautiful Ecuador
Author: Justin Guamán
3 different cultures of Ecuador

The Secoya have an itinerant agriculture, carry out wood extraction, artisanal livestock; economic activities that are complemented with hunting, fishing and gathering fruits. The main products they grow are cassava, coffee, bananas, corn, peanuts, fruits, rice, beans and peppers, pineapple, cane, etc.
The Shiwiar ask for abundant fishing through their traditional songs. Wishin shamans are men who maintain great contact with the invisible world. They achieve this contact through a series of rituals in which they take some hallucinogenic plants, such as ayahuasca and floripondio.
The Záparas make up an Amazonian indigenous nation, which is located to the east of the province of Pastaza, to the south it borders Peru. In 2001, UNESCO declared the Zápara nation a "Masterpiece of Heritage and Intangible Heritage of Humanity", this recognition guarantees the existence of its history and culture.
popular food
Fish soup with onions. In no other region of Ecuador will you find a good onion as in the Coast, one of the flagship dishes of Ecuadorian cuisine.
Mountain range
The guinea pig is one of our typical dishes in the Sierra region.
Cuy with potatoes
fish stew
Fish maito: They are gastronomic delights of the ancient Amazonian cuisine, in which abundant wrapped in Amazonian leaves were used.
Popular festivals of Ecuador
The Carnival in Ecuador.
The Carnival festivities in Ecuador are celebrated throughout the country, with parades, allegorical cars full of flowers, fruits and beautiful women, games, banquets, dances and entertainment in general, with lots of food and lots of drink, in order to face the abstinence of Lent with the body well strengthened and .
The battle of Pichincha
The Battle of Pichincha took place on May 24, 1822 on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano, more than 3,000 meters above sea level, near the city of Quito. Pichincha volcano slopes, Quito, Ecuador. Decisive patriot victory, capture of Quito.
Inti Raymi
Inti Raymi or Fiesta del Sol is an ancient celebration of the Inca indigenous people, with its capital in Cuzco in the Republic of Peru, but which extends into the territories of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Ecuador.
three folk arts
Crafts or craftsmanship refers to the work of a craftsman (normally carried out manually by one person, without the aid of machinery or automation), a product obtained in which each piece is different from the others. Craftsmanship as a material activity differs from serial or industrial work.
Popular music.
It is called "popular music" to the set of musical genres that attracts the mass public and that is distributed through the great music industry. It is usually contrasted with traditional music or cultured music, which is spread academically and orally to more minority audiences.
Popular dance is one that a people assumes as its own and is correlated with its history, politics, economy and culture without neglecting psychomotor abilities and skills... the latter gives the dance the opportunity to be richer and more colorful, especially creative.
Folk dance.
the religion
According to investigations, the majority of the population of Ecuador belongs to the Catholic religion and 15.2%, as evangelical; and 1.2% as Jehovah's Witnesses.