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Typical Characters

Diabluma

Traditionally the word Diabluma is a hybrid word resulting from the fusion of Spanish, devil = spirit of evil, in Kichwa um = head, or head of devil. The mask of the diabluma is composed of a dark blue or red cloth and covers almost half of the chest, with two faces that correspond to the eyes and the mouth. The ears are represented by a pair of ragged handles as well as their nose. In the upper part it has twelve curls or fallen or movable horns, also inlays of rag.
The mask has two faces decorated with several drawings and colored threads. He wears a white embroidered shirt, zamarro, shigra (bag) of mesh and in one of his hands a long "fuete". During the dance calls and inviting the party to his companions or girlfriends, the character plays wind instruments such as churos, flutes and rondines.





Aruchico

The meaning dearuchico originates from a very old word, composed in two words: ARO = wheel or circle and CHICO = small, means dance in small circle. This personage is the dancer of the old Fiesta del Sol. He wears sable leather of goat or lamb, a set of bells called cowbells, two crossed scarves and an embroidered shirt of different colors, silk scarf, a hat with ribbons, two Mirrors and guitars, speaks with a fake voice so as not to be recognized




Huasicama

The huasicama comes from the meaning kichwa, the woman or housewife. She wears two anacos, white nightgown embroidered with colorful Diagrams, velvet rebozo, silk scarf and singing while distributing the chicha or liquor; Usually dances accompanied by one or more diablumas and / or aruchicos.






Chinuca

The chinook is a "good man" disguised as a woman with a face mask; Is the wife or wife "coquettish and jealous of the aruchico", who Accompanies the aruchico in his traditional dance.








The Campanillero

The campanillero is a strong peasant man who carries twelve bronze bells or cowbells tied to a leather, which represents 12 months of the year. This personage is accompanied of a flute or tunda that is touched to the compass of its dance







Taquidor

The tachidor comes in Kichwa means taquina, which means: to sing, to sing, to play an instrument, is the strongest character who acts as head of the dance group that carries the songs in said parties. Usually when the tachidor sings it is answered by the others with phrases chanted repetitively




Payasos

Character introduced by the Spaniards, their dress is a multicolored full-bodied bomb, with a white mask of red nose, bonnet and chorizo, covers the face and the hair with a big silk scarf; This character makes jokes, annoys and maintains the joy of the group. It stands out for its singular movement of head in the dance.