NEo\ANDINO

an investigation into an indigenous identity

NeoAndino

 

prefix ne·o \ ˈnēˌō \ 

a new or revived form of.

noun  An·di·no  \ anˈdē(ˌ)nō \

a native or inhabitant of the Andes

  1. Of or pertaining to a modern style of architecture from the Andes

If one of the defining charges of an artist is to responsibly platform and preserve culture, then I have a lot of work to do. 

 

In the coming months, I will be putting forward several pieces of prose, food, music, and dialectical musings that have emerged from a deep dive into what it means to be a part of an Andean indigenous community.

 

As our traditions dissipate with assimilation, the next generation has to answer the question: how will we continue to carry the flag of the past? 

This is NeoAndino. 

Unapologetically Bolivian

By Jorge Silva

 

“I ‘Fink You Freaky” by Die Antwoord plays, Jorge stands at center stage with back to the audience. The ensemble dresses him in an alpaca poncho. He turns and walks downstage, the music stops and says…


 

Jorge: I once knew a guinea pig named ‘Almuerzo.’


 

Music resumes, someone throws him a cob of corn and takes a bite before dropping it like a mic.

 

Curtain

*A piece written as a Neo-Access Scholar for the Neo-Futurists, 2016 

Abuela's Hands

 

Proof that my dad is indeed the Eddie Vedder of Andean Folk Music...

Raices Del Ande

at the Old Town School of Folk Music,2013

Have you seen my latest headshot? No? Then you haven't visited that sweet, biography section yet then.

Many have commented on the nature of this photo, mostly wondering how it could have possibly come about and mistakenly referring to my poncho as a scarf.

The photographers, Juancho SC Photography (a Colombian couple) snapped this at my request during my engagement shoot. Juancho referred to me as his 'Baby Ponch.',