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Chumaichada

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La Chumaichada is a typical dance from the Amazonas Region, Peru. It is "the dance of Chachapoyas" because it was born in this place and it was formed in there until it became institutionalized. There's no holiday or celebration that can end without dancing it.

The music has probably an Indian origin, but the choreography has a French origin, stemmed from "Los lanceros" (The lancers) - dance inserted in Chachapoyas by the bishop of the diocese at that time, monsignor Emilio Lisson, from French origin. People said that he had so much influence that the city become Frenchified at that time.

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