TAC International Film and Video Festival From Grief and Joy We Sing



Carnival in Q’eros Issac Making an Offering



The Quechua community of Q’eros in the Andes of southeast Peru is renowned for traditional music, weaving, and spiritual rituals that many other Andean communities no longer practice. Through personal accounts, this documentary shows the annual cycle of Q’eros musical rituals, how Q’eros people use music to express grief and joy, and how an indigenous people adapt to urban society.




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Length: 53 min.
Country: USA
Language: Quechua, Spanish, English
Producer: Holly Wissler
Producer website: N/A
Distributor: The Mountain Fund
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Festival Screenings and Awards:

National Society for the Society of Musicology, Columbus, Ohio, 2007
Florida State University at Tallahassee Film Center, 2007
Iowa State University 2008
Florida State University: Southeast/Caribbean Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, 2008
The Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, 2008
Boise State University, 2008
Tinkuy: Annual Anthropology Conference, Cusco, Peru, 2008
First Biannual Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America, (STILLA), University of Indiana, 2008
Peruvian-North American Cultural Institute, Cusco, Peru, 2008
Southeast Conference on Amazonian and Andean Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 2008
Symposium “Archeology and Linguistics in the Andes,” London, England, 2008
The British Museum, London, England, 2008
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2008
International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Department of Ethnomusicology, Kathmandu University, and Indigo Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2008