Bolivian Artist Roberto Mamani Decorated A Multifamily Buildings in La Paz, Bolivia

Photo by David Mercado / Reuters

Roberto Mamani, of Aymara origin, is one of the Bolivia’s most highly recognized artists. His beautiful and very colorful works of art are collected and exhibited worldwide. He has won numerous national and international awards and his paintings are known best for their vibrant colors and the intense emotions they both exude and evoke. Continue reading »

Oruro Carnival 2012: Bolivian Streets Witness Folk Dance, Colorful Parades

The three-day Carnival of Oruro in Bolivia, which started on Saturday with much fanfare and feasts, will be marked by folk dances, parades and more cultural and religious activities. Dancers from various groups performed during the carnival parade in Oruro. Oruro is a mining and commercial city of more than 200,000 people, located some 124m (200km) south of the country’s capital of La Paz. The Bolivian carnival is about 2000-year-old religious festival that happens in the city of Oruro, dubbed as the folk capital of Bolivia, where partying and religious rituals mingle freely during the carnival celebrations. Photos: REUTERS/David Mercado. Continue reading »