Can you give me a quote on the culture of Ecuador? Please.?
Something that includes something about Ecuadorian culture.
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"The richness of Ecuador's diverse geography is reflected by an equally
diverse population. Blacks, Indians, mestizos (of mixed Indian and white
blood), Asians, Europeans, and Middle Easterners constitute a multicultural
mosaic that has made Ecuador a vibrant microcosm of Latin America and of
the rest of the world. Within its borders, one encounters the African sounds
of the marimba and the bongo drums in the northwest coastal province of
Esmeraldas, the Andean flute that evokes Incan times, the Spanish guitar that
symbolizes almost 500 years of Hispanic influence, herbal medicinal practices
from the Amazon jungle that bring alive a pre-Columbian past, Chinese food
(commonly referred to as chifa), and surnames such as Mahuad, Adoum, and
Bucaram that have the ring of faraway places. It is no wonder that Ecuadorian
historian Jorge Salvador Lara delighted in praising his country for straddling
the equator and for existing in two hemispheres simultaneously while
breathing in all of the planet's breezes (17)."
BY Michael Handelsman
Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean
Peter Standish, Series Editor
Westport, Connecticut • London
Questia Media America, Inc. www.questia.comSource(s): http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27659014