David Diaz

Photographer
   
Zhuracpamba
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: David Diaz is an Ecuadorian audiovisual communicator and documentary visual storyteller. He is a member of Fluxus Foto and The Everyday Projects @everydayandes. He has worked in several State programs and NGOs as an educator through workshops and... read on
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Zhuracpamba
Credits: david diaz
Date of Work: 02/21/16 - Ongoing
Updated: 07/25/20
Location: Azuay, Ecuador
A work in progress, Zhuracpamba "land where it starts" shows the four agricultural festivals Pawcar Raymi, Inti Raymi, Kulla Raymi, Kapac Raymi which celebrate the different stages of planting and harvesting of the fruits obtained by Alpa Mama also known as Mother Earth. 
Zhuracpamba is a community located in Azuay, Ecuador, where several indigenous cultures, including the Saraguros, Cañaris, and Paltas people converge from the different Andean towns of the country since Pre-Inca times to celebrate the Andean agricultural festivals and rituals typical of the indigenous worldview of the Andes. 
As part of the festivities, the community dances to the rhythm of the zapateo, a dance deeply rooted in the Spanish Flamenco and the Gypsies. With the blow of the bare feet on the earth and the use of ancestral plants such as Aguacolla, Ayahuasca, Tobacco, Coca leaf, Sage, Mushrooms—these participants are part of preserving their cultural heritage and connoisseurs of traditional and natural medicine for the care of the spirit and the body.
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