Two New York City dancers explore their heritage and Latin American culture through the world of traditional dance.
Two New Yorkers — an immigrant folk dancer from the Andes and a modern dancer from Queens — journey to Peru to reconnect with their roots and an astonishing world of traditional dance and culture. After 15 years in New York, Nélida Silva returns to her birthplace in the Andes to host the fiesta patronal — a week of dance, music and ritual honoring the town’s patron saint. But Silva’s changed, and so has the village. Meanwhile, dancer Cynthia Paniagua embarks on her own quest to “know the real Peru, to unearth the mystery of the dances.” She first grapples with cultural misunderstandings and a serious identity crisis in the capital city of Lima before journeying into the Andes, in search of authentic dance.
Voces "Soy Andina" airs Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).
The only Latino anthology series on television returns with an eclectic line-up of documentaries celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos and Latinas across the Americas. VOCES captures the diversity of voices within the Latino community with an aim of stirring the interest and imagination of all viewers, regardless of their background. This season, eight films cover a wide range of subjects, including biographies of sports and music legends and community activists.
WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2010 with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.