WE’RE TURNING 1! | TENEMOS 1 AÑO!

Tenemos un año!

De parte de todos del Equipo Kichwa Hatari queremos extender un especial YUPAYCHANI (GRACIAS) a todos nuestros oyentes y seguidores por ayudarnos tener un año increíble. Sin su apoyo y participación no podríamos haber llegado aquí. Hoy Kichwa Hatari se compromete más que nunca llegar a la comunidad quechua / kichwa en los Estados Unidos — y el resto del mundo! Juntos podemos seguir creando espacios de apoyo donde nuestra comunidad quechua pueda prosperar y contribuir conocimientos únicos en nuestra sociedad, ya sea a través de la radio, el activismo y en el arte.

Tukuy shunkumanta yupaychani mashikuna.

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We’re turning 1!

On behalf of the Kichwa Hatari Equipo, we wish to extend a special YUPAYCHANI (Thank You) to all our listeners and supporters for making this past year an amazing one. Without all of you we would not be where we are today. Today Kichwa Hatari is committed more than ever to reaching the Quechua/Kichwa community in United States—and the rest of the world!. Together we can continue to create and support spaces where our Quechua community can thrive and contribute one-of-a-kind knowledges into our society, be it through radio, activism and the arts.

Tukuy shunkumanta yupaychani mashikuna.

Quechuakuna: Barbara Knowles, ESL Teacher

The New York Quechua Initiative

 Quechuakuna puts the spotlight on a language’s most important resource: its people. Profiling the kaleidoscope of Quechua/Kichwa language and culture in New York City – from native speakers to beginner students – Quechuakuna is a survey of the people who teach, sing, speak, and dream in this beautiful language. The first of many Quechuakuna to be profiled is Barbara Knowles, an ESL teacher in Ossining, New York whose dedication to her students led her on path towards the Kichwa language.


1526807_712954515451877_4550834562416444816_nBarbara Knowles, far right in Ecuador jersey, invited the team behind the Kichwa-language radio program Kichwa Hatari to Ossining High School. From the left: Fabian Muenala, Jenny Angamarca, Segundo Angamarca, and Charlie Uruchima.

Barbara Knowles finds it hard not to be captivated by the sounds of Kichwa. For this teacher, the language of the Ecuadorian Andes is a delightful medley she hears ever more often in the hallways of Ossining…

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