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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

Harnessing the healing power of cultural tradition in Colombia - in pictures


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Legend has it that Faroto tribesmen once defended their community in north Colombia by dressing as women to lure Spanish conquistadors into an ambush. In a country ravaged by civil conflict, the annual ‘danza de las Foratas’ keeps the indigenous tradition alive and contributes to dialogue and peace-building

All photographs by Louise Norton for Cafod

Kate Hodal
@katehodal
Mon 14 Oct 2019 04.00 EDT

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2019/oct/14/harnessing-the-healing-power-of-cultural-tradition-in-colombia-la-danza-de-las-farotas-in-pictures

Hooray!

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