When the first Bolivian immigrants arrived to Providence, Rhode Island, they also brought the Festival de la Virgen de Urcupiña. The celebration that began with a few families in the basement of a church 23 years ago is now joined by thousands of others who engage in the indigenous dances and Andean rhythms in the heart of the city. Andres Caballero reports.
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Andrés Caballero has been an active contributor to Latino USA for more than a year. He holds a M.S. in Journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism, and a B.S. in Political Science from Notre Dame De Namur University. He covers issues that affect Latinos across the U.S., and he has also contributed to New America Media, the Hispanic Link News Service in Washington D.C., and El Tecolote in San Francisco.