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Title: La Diablada de Píllaro: entre la resistencia y el cambio
Author: Vaca Loyo, Diego Fernando
Tutor: Núñez Mosteo, Francesc  
Keywords: symbolism
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: Diablada de Píllaro is a festive, ritual and traditional event originating from the town of the same name, located in the province of Tungurahua in the north of Ecuador. This festival, wrapped in an ethnic and sociocultural symbolism, represents the indigenous protest against the exploitation, oppression and imposition of the Catholic Church during the colonial era. The development of the festival is accompanied by multiple forms of artistic and cultural expression such as music, art, gastronomy, theater and dance. These forms of expression are organized as "partidas" that are made up of several characters, where the devil stands out. The Pillaran devils wear colorful traditional costumes and wear demonic masks handcrafted as a traditional symbol of resistance. However, today the tradition could be subject to change and transculturation, due to its possible introduction to mass culture, which is considered as a consequence after the declaration as "Intangible Cultural Heritage" by the state. The festivity has a dichotomy because of its origin as opposed to the catholic religion, however at present the population continues with the tradition but they consider themselves fully catholic. This research makes an analysis about the origin, evolution and changes that the party has experienced at present.
Language: Spanish
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