#8 Pre-Columbian Tinkus Dance in Iquique

At Colegio España, in the capital of Chile’s Tarapacá Region, the children of the area learn ancestral traditions like the Tinku dance, meaning “meeting” in Quechua. Typical of folk dancing in Bolivia, this ceremonial dance is practiced in religious celebrations like La Tirana and San Lorenzo. The dance represents a sacrifice for la Pachamama (Mother Earth), the most important deity of pre-Columbian cultures.