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I am not sure exactly when ‘La Entrada Universitaria de Sucre’ started but now it has become a tradition in Sucre as well

There are several 'Entradas' throughout the year in Bolivia; all of them are exceptional and full of color, music and beautiful women

Good events to attend are ‘La Entrada del Gran Poder’ in La Paz, and of course the ‘Carnaval de Oruro’

The bands do a magnificent job as well. They can go on and on w/o rest all day long! Famous Bands are ‘La Central’, ‘Banda Pagador’ and there might be many more, but these two are always mentioned in the lyrics of many songs.

These girl customs are a modern allegory of the ‘Chola’, who some time ago used to dress the ‘pollera’ which probably had many many meters more of garment, and the boots were not as tall as the ones these girls are wearing. Actually, you can still see women wearing their traditional dress as shown in some pictures (see La Paz)

Men and women prepare for these events months in advance

The segments of the Spanish text I’ve added on the notes, are part of the lyrics of several songs by ‘LOS KJARKAS’ who made this dance very popular in Bolvia, Peru, North of Chile and Argentina, and you can even hear some of their songs in JAPANESE!. The famous LAMBADA was born from their Saya ‘Llorando se fue’

I am a big fan of LOS KJARKAS and I am sure all Bolivians would agree that more than one of their songs can be next to our National Anthem (with all my respect)

BOLIVIA

‘Ser tu bravura ser la fuerza y juventud
De tu letargo agudo la voz de inquietud
BOLIVA
Quiero tengan tus días destino mejor’

Saludos a Todos

Edwin

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  • Copyright: Ed Peralta (edwperaltre) (20)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-08-00
  • Categories: Event
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-03-22 11:51
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