an investigation into an indigenous identity
prefix ne·o \ ˈnēˌō \
a new or revived form of.
noun An·di·no \ anˈdē(ˌ)nō \
a native or inhabitant of the Andes
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.
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.
*A piece written as a Neo-Access Scholar for the Neo-Futurists, 2016