Arts & Entertainments

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Harps, harps and more harps!

The time has come once again for the annual Festival Mundial del Arpa (world harp festival), now in its 5th...

Crossing into Bolivia – Cruzando a Bolivia

There are many things about the Chaco that seem like a mystery. Chief among them for adventurous tourists may be...
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It’s harp time! – It’s time for the harp!

The World Harp Festival is taking place this week in Asunción. The festival will span from Thursday the 19th to Saturday...
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Scenes from a Paraguayan Cemetery

During the first days of November Paraguayan cemeteries come to life (not literally, although the 2nd Annual Asunción Zombie Walk would suggest...
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Discovering Paraguay on “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”

After having to keep it "ñeembegue" (quiet) for a few months I am very happy to announce I will be...
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Radio So´o: Easter

“Radio so'o” (aka “the grapevine” or rumor mill) can be your most important and entertaining source of news and gossip...
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Chipa anytime, anywhere – Chipa anytime

Chipa is consumed throughout the day in Paraguay (if you are unfamiliar with chipa listen to my interview on KCRW´s Good...
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Three Kings Day

The 6th of January is Día de los Reyes Magos, the Christian celebration of the Epiphany also known in English...
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A “Jopará” of Festivities

Ah, spring! Winter´s cold days are over, the flowers are in full bloom, and the air is full of the scent...
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The Metal March

This Saturday Paraguay´s metalhead community held a march through downtown Asuncion. Yes, you read that correctly, the metalhead community. The...