Gloria Mariche Herera. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Gloria Mariche Herera. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
The garden, the house and the opened kitchen (with a roof made of palm tree leafs) of Lucila and Virginia Mariche. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
The garden, the house and the opened kitchen (with a roof made of palm tree leafs) of Lucila and Virginia Mariche. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Two students and a teacher of the UDLAP (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla), are making a documentary about the black communities. They are making an interview of Lucila Mariche in her kitchen. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Two students and a teacher of the UDLAP (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla), are making a documentary about the black communities. They are making an interview of Lucila Mariche in her kitchen. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Lucila Mariche is taking a picture of her neighbor, in order to exhibit it during the event The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities, that will be held in the village in a few days. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Lucila Mariche is taking a picture of her neighbor, in order to exhibit it during the event The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities, that will be held in the village in a few days. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
A fashion show is organized. Volonteers models are waiting dressed in african tunics. Most of the models and the public has never dressed nor seen such kind of clothes. The event 'The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities' is taking place in the small village of Charco Redondo. San Pedro Tututepec
A fashion show is organized. Volonteers models are waiting dressed in african tunics. Most of the models and the public has never dressed nor seen such kind of clothes. The event 'The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities' is taking place in the small village of Charco Redondo. San Pedro Tututepec
The 'poncho', carrying a whip and an ugly mask, dances and looks after his wife and children. The vaqueiro dance is presented during the event. It traditionally takes place a few days after, during the All Saints Day (the 'deaths celebration'). The event 'The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities' is taking place in the small village of Charco Redondo. San Pedro Tututepec
The 'poncho', carrying a whip and an ugly mask, dances and looks after his wife and children. The vaqueiro dance is presented during the event. It traditionally takes place a few days after, during the All Saints Day (the 'deaths celebration'). The event 'The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities' is taking place in the small village of Charco Redondo. San Pedro Tututepec
Father Glyn in his office. He is a precursor and emblematic person of the Costa Chica black communities claims. Arrived on the region from Trinidad in 1982, he has spent 25 years in the village of El Ciruelo, and is at the origin of the Mexico Negro organization. For him, the mexican black communities must 'recover their cultural, social and organizational past that they have been forced to forget. The people who have framed the socio-cultural experience of Black communities are not those who have lived it. But the fact that these people have not given voice to their own experience does not mean that they are without cultural identity.'
For him, the Charco Redondo event, once again 'marked by the weakness of the presence of the people from the communities themselves, reflects a self marginalization, a lake of self consideration'. San Andres Huaxpaltepec
Father Glyn in his office. He is a precursor and emblematic person of the Costa Chica black communities claims. Arrived on the region from Trinidad in 1982, he has spent 25 years in the village of El Ciruelo, and is at the origin of the Mexico Negro organization. For him, the mexican black communities must 'recover their cultural, social and organizational past that they have been forced to forget. The people who have framed the socio-cultural experience of Black communities are not those who have lived it. But the fact that these people have not given voice to their own experience does not mean that they are without cultural identity.'
For him, the Charco Redondo event, once again 'marked by the weakness of the presence of the people from the communities themselves, reflects a self marginalization, a lake of self consideration'. San Andres Huaxpaltepec
During the 3 days of the events, the voluntary women of the communities are mobilized to cook and serve the food for all the participants. The event 'The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities' is taking place in the small village of Charco Redondo. San Pedro Tututepec
During the 3 days of the events, the voluntary women of the communities are mobilized to cook and serve the food for all the participants. The event 'The Drive for the Recognition of Black Communities' is taking place in the small village of Charco Redondo. San Pedro Tututepec
Dora Alfalet Banos Domingues has been elected as 'Miss Afro' a few months ago. Each year, is now organized by the mayor's office of Pinotepa National 3 miss elections: Miss Indigenous, Miss Mestizo and Miss Afro. Corralero, Pinotepa National
Dora Alfalet Banos Domingues has been elected as 'Miss Afro' a few months ago. Each year, is now organized by the mayor's office of Pinotepa National 3 miss elections: Miss Indigenous, Miss Mestizo and Miss Afro. Corralero, Pinotepa National
Ramiro Victor Paz Jimenez is preparing an exhibition of his work on the Afromestizo culture museum of Cuajinicuilapa. Ramiro is a member of the Cimaron group (as were named the free slaves), that gathers black or mestizo artists which particularly paint representations of the mexicans black communities. The museum was founded in 1999 by the local elite that wanted to create a cultural space, without necessarily giving it an ethnical connotation. The external politic and universitary supports, which has interests on the Afromestizo theme, has decided of the ethnic orientation of this museum. An orientation well accepted by the inhabitants of the town, mainly black or mestizos themselves. Cuajinicuilapa
Ramiro Victor Paz Jimenez is preparing an exhibition of his work on the Afromestizo culture museum of Cuajinicuilapa. Ramiro is a member of the Cimaron group (as were named the free slaves), that gathers black or mestizo artists which particularly paint representations of the mexicans black communities. The museum was founded in 1999 by the local elite that wanted to create a cultural space, without necessarily giving it an ethnical connotation. The external politic and universitary supports, which has interests on the Afromestizo theme, has decided of the ethnic orientation of this museum. An orientation well accepted by the inhabitants of the town, mainly black or mestizos themselves. Cuajinicuilapa
In front of the Federal Preparatory school for Cooperation Martin Luther King, founded in 1977. Less than 10% of his students are coming from the black communities. According to the director, Priciliano Ramirez Garcia, this low average is due to the facts that the population of the Jamiltepec town is mainly indigenous, that there's another school of that kind closer from the black communities, and that 'black people are those who are giving the lowest interest in school education'. Jamiltepec
In front of the Federal Preparatory school for Cooperation Martin Luther King, founded in 1977. Less than 10% of his students are coming from the black communities. According to the director, Priciliano Ramirez Garcia, this low average is due to the facts that the population of the Jamiltepec town is mainly indigenous, that there's another school of that kind closer from the black communities, and that 'black people are those who are giving the lowest interest in school education'. Jamiltepec
The secondary education in Charco Redondo follows the principle of the telesecundaria, distance educational system set up by the government of Mexico in the rural zones of the country. Based on the broadcast of the courses of study, there is also an educator in every class. In Charco Redondo, a construction was built four years ago, sheltering two classes. The third group studies in a shelter. There is still no electricity, televisions are thus unusable and kept in a safe place. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
The secondary education in Charco Redondo follows the principle of the telesecundaria, distance educational system set up by the government of Mexico in the rural zones of the country. Based on the broadcast of the courses of study, there is also an educator in every class. In Charco Redondo, a construction was built four years ago, sheltering two classes. The third group studies in a shelter. There is still no electricity, televisions are thus unusable and kept in a safe place. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
A house at dusk. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
A house at dusk. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Into the smoke of a branches fire, the village volunteers are cleaning up the church garden for the collective communion that will takes place in a few days. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Into the smoke of a branches fire, the village volunteers are cleaning up the church garden for the collective communion that will takes place in a few days. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Getting out of the church, after a collective communion. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Getting out of the church, after a collective communion. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Young girls dressed for a communion, going on a public transportation into the village where the ceremony takes place. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Young girls dressed for a communion, going on a public transportation into the village where the ceremony takes place. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Rehearsal at dusk. 'Os diablitos', the 'little devils' are wandering across the village the day before the devils. The devils dance is a vivacious tradition in Tapextla. Young men fabricate black cardboard masks, with hairs and manes and goat or cow horns attached to. Some 20 devils form a group which is led by their parents: the 'pancho' (carrying a whip, a rifle and an ugly mask) and the 'minga' (a man dressed and mask as a woman, carrying a whip or a belt). This troup wanders across, entering the houses and stoping the cars, followed by musicians playing harmonica, horn and a drum made of a plastic water can. They dance for some money, fruits, water, alcohol, led by the pancho and the minga which dispense whip strokes. From dust till down, they wander across the village. They will go dancing for the death as well, into the cemetery. This tradition is perpetuated in a lively way, notably in some black communities of the Cosat Chica, during the All Saints Day (the 'deaths celebration'). Santiago Tapextla
Rehearsal at dusk. 'Os diablitos', the 'little devils' are wandering across the village the day before the devils. The devils dance is a vivacious tradition in Tapextla. Young men fabricate black cardboard masks, with hairs and manes and goat or cow horns attached to. Some 20 devils form a group which is led by their parents: the 'pancho' (carrying a whip, a rifle and an ugly mask) and the 'minga' (a man dressed and mask as a woman, carrying a whip or a belt). This troup wanders across, entering the houses and stoping the cars, followed by musicians playing harmonica, horn and a drum made of a plastic water can. They dance for some money, fruits, water, alcohol, led by the pancho and the minga which dispense whip strokes. From dust till down, they wander across the village. They will go dancing for the death as well, into the cemetery. This tradition is perpetuated in a lively way, notably in some black communities of the Cosat Chica, during the All Saints Day (the 'deaths celebration'). Santiago Tapextla
A devil is posing amongst the group. Santiago Tapextla
A devil is posing amongst the group. Santiago Tapextla
Gloria Rodriguez is posing in her house with her familly portraits. San Jose del Progresso, San Pedro Tututepec
Gloria Rodriguez is posing in her house with her familly portraits. San Jose del Progresso, San Pedro Tututepec
There's only one way for the sea water to get in and out of the Chacahua lagoon. Fishes are here more abundant, attracting the fishers. Chacahua, San Pedro Tututepec
There's only one way for the sea water to get in and out of the Chacahua lagoon. Fishes are here more abundant, attracting the fishers. Chacahua, San Pedro Tututepec
Francisco is fishing with a hook in the entrance of the Chacahua lagoon. Fishes are here more abundant, attracting the fishers. Chacahua, San Pedro Tututepec
Francisco is fishing with a hook in the entrance of the Chacahua lagoon. Fishes are here more abundant, attracting the fishers. Chacahua, San Pedro Tututepec
At night, the cattle is kept into a pen nearby the house. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
At night, the cattle is kept into a pen nearby the house. Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec
Every morning, Juan gathers his small herd in a pen to milk the cows, marked with his initials JB. Santiago Tapextla
Every morning, Juan gathers his small herd in a pen to milk the cows, marked with his initials JB. Santiago Tapextla
An herbal medicine pharmacy, on the market place of Cuajinicuilapa,
An herbal medicine pharmacy, on the market place of Cuajinicuilapa,
Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec,
Charco Redondo, San Pedro Tututepec,