Further Reading

For those interested in reading more about the Festival of the Virgin, please see the suggested reading materials below.

Shaping Society through Dance: Mestizo Ritual Performance in the Peruvian Andes. by Zoila Mendoza

Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco by Geoffrey Baker

Debating the Past: Music, Memory, and Identity in the Andes by Raul R. Romero

The Peru Reader: History, Culture, and Politics  edited by Orin Starn, Carlos Iván Degregori, and Robin Kirk

Music in the Andes: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture by Thomas Turino

For the Spanish proficient:

 Fiesta Andina: Mamacha Carmen en Paucartambo By Martine du Authier

Watch the Quechua movie, Kukuli. This movie is about a young Quechua girl traveling from her village to see the Festival of the Virgin in Paucartambo. The movie is in Spanish subtitles.



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