Communications deteriorated into static even before the chartered merchant ship Perida
struck a reef and ruined important radio equipment.
As well as its vast variety of wildlife and fauna, it has the attractions of Colombian Amazonia, the lost Indian city of Ciudad Perida
with its several hundred interlinked stone terraces spectacularly sited in a tropical rainforest and the hundreds of monolithic statues at San Agustin, one of South America's most extraordinary ceremonial centres.
In his autobiographical collection of anecdotes and stories La arboleda perida
y otras prosas (1942; translated as The Lost Grove: Portrait of a Spanish Poet in Exile, 1976), Alberti gives a vivid picture of the generation of 1927, including Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dali.
Tenors Jeffrey Perida
and William Serrano, and sopranos Bettina Dadap and Melody Babula, alternate as Andres and Oryang, respectively.
The first act shows Bonifacio (tenor Jeffrey Perida
) with his siblings, going about preparing walking canes and fans which they sell for a living, singing and dancing.