Nicole Rapin

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Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz Programming Area:
Arts and Culture
International Experience Summary:

Nicole Rappin spent the summer doing ethnomusicology field research in southwestern Peru. She attended three different summer music festivals in Huaylas, Pisac, and the Mantaro Valley where she took audiovisual field samples and conducted interviews. Back at the Ponitificia Universidad Católica in Lima, Nicole catalogued and archived her findings for the Institute of Andean Ethnomusicology. Nicole’s research focuses on identity and pride – where these feelings come from in the makeup of the three societies she visited and how these feelings are represented in the fiestas. Located at the base of the Andes, Nicole had the distinct pleasure to do lots of hiking and mountain climbing. Outside of the program’s schedule Nicole had the privilege to visit Macchu Picchu, world-renowned Laguna 69 where she swam in a glacier, and Huacachina where she was able to experience the desert culture and learn to sand-board. Nicole’s life dream is to travel the whole world over and listen to music. Now she can cross Peru off her list. 

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CEE Title: Barefoot Soccer Tournament