Privado: Ethnomusicology in Cuzco

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By the end of the course students will have expanded their knowledge of Andean beliefs and rituals, as well as musical genres and instruments interpreted in the country. Students will also be trained in audiovisual methods for collecting data in the field and its subsequent systematization


The activities in this program are divided into four stages:

  • Lectures and workshops
    The first week will consist of a number of lectures about Peruvian history, Andean beliefs and rituals, and popular music genres and instruments in the country, as well as workshops on audiovisual methods required for field work.
  • Academic visits
    Visits in Lima and Cuzco to important cultural sites related to music and tradition will be arranged as a complement to the lectures and workshops.
  • Field Work in Cuzco
    In the town of Pisac, students will be able to observe the famous festival of Mamacha Carmen and learn the basic skills for recognizing and understanding the field techniques and strategies that ethnomusicologists use in the data collection process.
  • Lab work
    After the field trip, students will systematize their information and data in the university lab for their personal use and keep a copy in the documentary and audiovisual archive of the university’s Institute of Ethnomusicology (IDE).
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Lima – Cuzco.

Time period:

1 month / 4 weeks

Number of hours:

180 hours.


6 credits

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Raúl Renato Romero, Ph.D.
Manuel P. Ráez, M.A.