Peru

The diversity of Peru’s people and cultures is reflected in a rich tradition of festivals, dance and music. In the Andes, the plaintive wail of the flute and beat of the drum accompany songs depicting indigenous life while dancers masked as devils and spirits are a marriage of pagan and Christian beliefs. In the jungle, ceremonial music and dance are a window into tribal life. And along the coast, a blend of elegant Spanish sounds and vibrant African rhythms reflect the Conquest and later slave labor of the New World.

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Like most of South America, the official language of Peru is Spanish. In tourist centers like Cusco and Machu Picchu or in high-class hotels, English and sometimes other languages are spoken.

(source: Wikitravel)

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