More than two years have passed since the arrival of the COVID 19 pandemic in Peru, thousands of artists from different sectors such as music and dance were severely affected by paralyzing all their activities.
Throughout the year in the city of Cusco many festivities are celebrated that involve hundreds of artists in traditional music and dance, in very crowded events such as the jubilee month of Cusco, the Inti Raymi, the feast of the Virgin of Carmen, etc.
Due to the pandemic, all these parties and festivities had to be paralyzed and therefore the artists were left without work, economic support with which they live and were forced to seek work in other activities.
For this reason, many artists were forced to take to the streets to show their art and thus have the support of the population and visitors to bring their livelihood home. To solve this situation, the Municipality of Cusco has proposed a new project where artists can make their presentations while keeping all security protocols.
On Fridays in the city of Cusco, the Plaza Mayor Haucaypata is dressed in music and dance with a great diversity of presentations throughout the day, called “Plazas Vivas”. Here the artists make presentations for the visiting public, delighting them with traditional themes and dances and in return the support of the population and visitors who pass through these places.
In this way, Cusco artists can make use of public spaces, to be able to reactivate and at the same time enchant those who see them with this talent.