Peruvians living in the United States have successfully assimilated into American culture. We have joined American citizens and other immigrants in commemorating their festivities.
Yet, in our daily routine, a deep longing returns: PERU. As time goes on, some of us have forgotten our cultural manifestations: customs, cities, historical facts, phrases, and even regional songs. Our memories of Peru are feeble, and we must not lose them. They define us, shape us, and make us stronger. They fortify our Peruvian identity and remind us of the blessings of being Peruvian.
The Creation of ‘SUMAQ’
SUMAQ was founded to promote Peruvian culture. Our portal is a collective effort of Peruvians to preserve and promote our cultural manifestations.
Our articles will delve into topics that will range from history, politics, music, dance, cuisine to daily popular culture and tourism. We celebrate the contributions of our indigenous communities, Afro-Peruvians, Sino Peruvians and our Japanese diaspora. In sum, SUMAQ will cover the entire geographical range of the Peruvian Coast, Andes and the Amazon. We admire PERU in all its beauty. A word then came to mind: SUMAQ (Beautiful).
‘Our memories of PERU define us, shape us, and make us stronger. They fortify our Peruvian identity and remind us of the blessing of being Peruvian.’
Peruvians have the duty to participate in the conversation of the issues affecting our nation. Our purpose is to engage in dialogue, by providing a channel in which we can freely exchange ideas. That’s one of the ways in which we can fortify and cooperate with one another.
We seek to promote unity and help our nation to acquire more prestige. During the Inca era, we were the greatest kingdom in the Americas. What is keeping us from becoming a great nation?
SUMAQ will provide a critical perspective, holding the conviction that Peru may eventually grasp its true potential. Our final objective is to unite not only Peruvians in the United States but also Peruvians all over the world. PERU is our treasure. And this is our humble contribution to honor such an enormous privilege.
We welcome your visit and hope you enjoy the articles.𝔖