Alma Inkary, founder of the Peruvian-Dutch company Inkapacha, recently invited me to come along for the opening of a Dutch ‘Wereld-winkel’ store.
They were going to perform their traditional cultural live music and dance called Apu Inka. Apu Inka uses a variety of costumes and musical instruments such as guitar, charango, kena, panpipes, bombo and tinja.
The star attraction is dancer Cecilia Velasquez Vargas, who regularly comes from her home land Peru and joins the Dutch group. I caught up with Inkapacha on beautiful summer’s day and was mesmerized by the Andean music and lively action.
Here is my photo tribute off the colourful world of the Inkapacha.
Michael July 2009