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10 September, LASP Seminar Series begins with "Performance and Activism in Latin America" by Candy Hurtado

andean dance group

Candy Hurtado Bonillais a McKnight and Presidential fellow pursuing her Ph.D. in Andean Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She has a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with minors in Economics and International relations. She is currently an Instructor of Latin American Studies, Andean Dance and Music, World Literature and Spanish Language and Culture. Her research Interests include: Ethnomusicology, Ethno history and Cultural Anthropology. Ms. Hurtado has ample experience in cultural development projects, public policy studies, marketing, research, and public relations in the academic, corporate, and non-profit sectors, where she has established important links with key players in the region. 

Candy is a well-recognized Peruvian musician and the Executive Director of the Kuyayky Foundation a federally recognized non-profit organization that fosters the social, political, cultural and economic development of Andean culture through lectures, recordings, cultural productions, performances and fundraising.