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2008-12-11 08:00:00

Francisco Arroyo is among the last members of a Patagonian tribe on the verge of no longer existing. There is only an estimated 12-20 pure-blooded members of his nomadic Kawesqar tribe alive and most of them are elderly. Arroyo remembers braving the icy channels and fjords of southern Chile's Patagonia region with his father, tending a fire lit on dried earth on the bottom of their canoe and diving naked for giant mussels to survive. "It ends with our generation," Arroyo said at a tiny...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin