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6-9 February 2014
Earl’s Court, London
HighLives will be exhibiting at Stand LA110
We are taking part in some additional activities:
Thursday 6 February - Stanfords Meet-the-Experts Theatre
1.30pm Travelling to High Altitude Destinations.
HighLives’ founder, Bibiana Tellez-Garside, will be giving a presentation at this year’s show.
Join us for a discussion about travelling at altitude, which includes experts from The Altitude Centre and information about our favourite higher destinations.
Friday 7 February – Taste the World - Latin America / Caribbean Taste Zone
1.30pm Why not try some very special quinoa vodka?
Saturday 8 February – World Entertainment Stage
11.00am Music from Phaxsi Coca
Phaxsi Coca is a musician from Bolivia based in London. She plays traditional instruments from the Andes including the flute, quena and pan pipes as well as guitar, charango and drums. In her long career she has played with different bands from Bolivia to Japan and is one of the most important Andean musicians who promote Latin American music.
While in Britain she has played at festivals including The Big Chill and Glastonbury, and performed at venues such as O2 Arena, Notting Hill Arts Club, Rich Mix, Hootananny, Bolivar Hall.
Sunday 9 February – World Entertainment Stage
11.00am Bolivian dance, Tinkus.
A presentation of Bolivian dance from folkloric group Semillas de Bolivia
Tinku, an Andean tradition, began as a form of ritualistic combat. In the language of Quechua, the word “tinku” means encounter. In the language of Aymara it means “physical attack.” During this ritual, men and women from different communities will meet and begin the festivities by dancing. The women will then form circles and begin chanting while the men proceed to fight each other; rarely the women will join in the fighting as well. Large tinkus are held in Potosí, Bolivia and Puno, Peru, during the first few weeks of May.