David Ancca, an actor from Cusco will be the Inca at Inti Raymi 2019

Friday June 14, 2019
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David Ancca, an actor from Cusco will be the Inca at Inti Raymi 2019

On June 24th, Inti Raymi will be celebrated, Cusco. Inti Raymi is a traditional religious celebration in honour of the god Inti, which is the God of the Sun. In Cusco, it’s every year a big uncertainty who will be playing the character that gives life to the Inca, which is, of course, the most important role of the whole celebration. The actor who is playing this character must meet many requirements, one of which is to speak the original Quechua language fluently.

There were nine proposals of who can play the character, and after hours of deliberation, the Municipal Company of Celebrations of Cusco announced that teacher and actor David Ancca is chosen to play the Inca during Inti Raymi 2019. This big news was announced during a press conference of the Municipal Celebration Company of Cusco.

David Ancca’s mother language is Quechua, so he is perfect for the role. Furthermore, he has played several characters in the past years. One of his biggest roles was Tupac Amaru II. He has participated in the Inti Raymi representation for nine years now and already played the Inca two times.

Besides being an actor, he is also a teacher in a public school in Lamay, Calca. He is very happy and says it’s an honour to represent this important character in history again.

Inti Raymi is coming closer, and already now there are a lot of beautiful celebrations on Plaza the Armas in Cusco during this jubilee month of the city of Cusco.

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