December 15, 2012 by jiejie768
We wanted to do a series on the blog to capture what the Christmas season is like in South America. The title suggests we will write 12 such posts. It maybe more, it maybe less. That really depends on the Christmas cheer you provide, Ayacucho.
Both last Thursday and this Friday, we took a break from classes and did some singing. Each age group is practicing their carols and will pick one to perform at our Christmas party. Here is a photo of the singing, but to really get a feel for the experience, go to facebook to see the video of the 1st and 2nd graders singing my new favorite song, “Burrito Sabanero”. (The video is public so anyone should be able to view it.)
For the most part, Ryan and I were familiar with the tunes but there are a few that are new to us. Another new personal favorite (“Cholito”) describes the Baby Jesus as if He were born in the campo in Peru, with the Virgin Mary and Joseph drinking chicha to celebrate His birth.