At the beginning of my internship at the Center for Social Well Being in the Peruvian Andes, I was caught up in the belief that good scientists should be disconnected from the communities in which they work, unobtrusive observers. During my time there, I learned the value of using local, indigenous knowledge as a means of creating sustainable interventions and services. The song I share herein is the product of spending time with local women and musicians, coming to understand their perspective of music as a harmonizing force, and that in many ways, this community was not so different from my own.
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