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Dancing Devils

A young Colombian girl performs a Jesus Christ character in the religious procession in Atanquez (Sierra Nevada), Colombia, 3 June 2010. A colorful celebration of Corpus Christi is held in the Kankuamo Indians territory every year. "The Dance of the Devils" is an ancient tradition kept for centuries on the Colombia's Caribbean coast. This Christian religious event usually coincides with the summer solstice, which has always been the key point for the native cultures and for the black African slaves. Due to this confluence, the Kankuamo myths, the African animistic rites and other Pre-Columbian features have blended with the Spanish Catholic festival into a lively spectacle.
A young Colombian girl performs a Jesus Christ character in the religious procession in Atanquez (Sierra Nevada), Colombia, 3 June 2010. A colorful celebration of Corpus Christi is held in the Kankuamo Indians territory every year. "The Dance of the Devils" is an ancient tradition kept for centuries on the Colombia's Caribbean coast. This Christian religious event usually coincides with the summer solstice, which has always been the key point for the native cultures and for the...
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