José Valencia Garcia
José was born in the city of Cusco where he studied painting at the school of Fine Arts combined with his other artistic expressions such as poetry, photography and music. He also worked with the ancestral knowledge of the Inka culture by way of astronomy and taught Andean cosmovision at the Cusco Planetarium. His inclination for ancestral knowledge has been a great inspiration to him which eventually led him to Xapiri Ground to learn about Amazonian culture. As a member of Xapiri Ground, he is passionate about sharing the importance of Amazonian knowledge and their millenary traditions.