|The trio of musicians known as Cuicani took a Fort
McCoy audience on an uplifting musical tour of Latin America during an
Oct. 1 event at Fort McCoy.
The event, which was sponsored by the Fort McCoy Equal Opportunity
Office, was an observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from
Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Raquel G. Paraiso (left to
right), Enrique Rueda and Francisco Lopez entertain Fort McCoy
personnel with Latin American music.
(Photo by Val Hyde)
Raquel G. Paraiso, Enrique Rueda and Francisco Lopez presented a number
of musical selections that honored the culture and traditions of many
areas in Latin America.
Rueda, who is from Columbia, and Lopez, who is from Mexico, brought
along musical selections from their areas, especially the Andes region.
Rueda also made some of the instruments he played.
Lopez said the group plays at many venues, including the Arts, Community
and Education for kindergarten through sixth grade students in
Pariso, who is from Spain, adds her interpretation of the music to the