Last weekend, September 27 and 28, the Embassy of Bolivia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands participated in the Connecting Cultures fair held in the Almere center.
Bolivia participated with a stand that allowed transporting more than 300 visitors to different tourist sites in Bolivia such as the Uyuni salt flat, the waters of the Silala, the Chiquitanía or the Madidi Park. In addition, the Diablada and Tobas dances were performed by three dance groups, Alma Laritina, Jallalla Bolivia and Bolivia Minka, which enlivened both days.
This meeting aims to connect cultures through food, dance, music, clothing and art. It counted with the participation of several Latin American countries such as Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama.
“Outstanding cultural and artistic positioning of Bolivia” highlighted Ambassador Roberto Calzadilla, when thanking the visitors and exhibitors of the Bolivian community who participated with music by the Bolivian Dutch singer, Charo Duran and Alvaro Pinto, and the rhythm of Pujllay with the group Asociación Yatiyaña.
Café Illimani also participated with the sale of Bolivian coffee and chocolate, and the works of the Alteña painter Elizabeth Lizaso Quispe and the plastic artist Grace Méndez were exhibited. On the second day, participatory workshops were held by artist Elizabeth Lisazo on weaving using the Aymara Sayuña technique, which is still used in some Bolivian villages.