Smithsonian Folklife Festival to kick off Tomorrow June 24

Peru is one of the world’s most biodiverse nations, containing ninety microclimates across extreme variances of altitude. The coastal, rain-forested, and mountainous environments provide abundant resources, including major exports such as fish, copper and asparagus. Many culturally and historically significant areas are popular tourist destinations that encompass complex layered histories, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival organizers affirmed.