I undertook ethnographic field work among the Chayantaka from Jan. 1993 to Jan 1994, focusing on several topics including musical performance, language, identity, place, and ecology.
During the early part of my field work I spent a lot of time recording musical performances by young people, the most active music-makers among the Chayantaka. In this photo a group is listening to a playback of a performance I had just recorded, on Tuesday of Carnival week.
I also spent a lot of time working with Quechua-Spanish bilingual
field assistants on transcription and translation of song texts.
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