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Having the chance to see the Guelaguetza after a while was exciting, it made me remember some stories.
Probably when I was younger it didn’t realice the importance of all the traditions and festivities of Oaxaca, but now that I moved back, I started to rediscover my town and I haven’t stop getting surprised by its cultural and visual richness.
Very few might know that I was part of a folk dance group from school. That gave me the chance to dance not only in Mexico but in Sweden as well.
I did dance different regions, but one of my favorites was Ejutla. My grandfather’s town. That’s a quite fun and colorful dance that I always did with a lot of proud.
Watching la Guelaguetza on its 80th anniversary helped me to connect with my past and roots through this etnic and cultural diversity that turns out to be so magical, so Oaxacan, so ours…
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