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Performing folk arts in Santiago slums

Photo essay on Raipillan follk dance school  in La Legua, one of the precarious and troubled districts around Santiago, Chile. Once a stronghold of the resistance to dictator Augusto Pinochet, La Legua is a land surfed by drug dealers that turned the place in a dangerous spot. Some dwellers created the Raipillan folk group to give the youth an alternative to violence and stigmatization. Raipillian was fairly successful, attracting visitors to their presentations and touring for shows in Chile and abroad.

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Photo essay on Raipillan follk dance school in La Legua, one of the precarious and troubled districts around Santiago, Chile. Once a stronghold of the resistance to dictator Augusto Pinochet, La Legua is a land surfed by drug dealers that turned the place in a dangerous spot. Some dwellers created the Raipillan folk group to give the youth an alternative to violence and stigmatization. Raipillian was fairly successful, attracting visitors to their presentations and touring for shows in Chile...
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Author: Fernando Rodriguez C


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