The girls want to be singers

Wayno music, typically from the Peruvian Andes, has transformed itself in Lima, Peru's capital. Nevertheless, its popularity never waned. It was brought to the coast starting 1960 by myriad families that migrated from Andean communities to Lima.

Shantytown circus

Life’s not a carnival—it is a circus. And often, it is not funny. On the outskirts of Lima, between dusty streets and sandy hills, tamers—in the absence of lions—discharge their whips on sheep and goats (...)

Scissors Dancers

Lomaspata is a ghost town. During most of the year, barely 30 people adorn the streets of this small rural settlement, located 40 minutes on the way to Cora Cora, in the Ayacucho Region’s deep south (...)
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