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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia’s Internally Displaced Perso...
Bogota, Colombia
By Natalia Margarita
17 Mar 2013

With over 4 million of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries of the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s inner armed conflict. Seeking for security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7.000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dancing they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds from violence.

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Colombia's Internally Displaced Persons
Bogota, Colombia
By U.S. Editor
16 Mar 2013

With over 4 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Colombia is among the top three countries in the world with the highest rates of internal displacement. Afro-descendants have been one of the communities most affected by Colombia’s internal armed conflict. Seeking security, shelter and a way to make a living, over 7000 afro-Colombians have arrived in Bogota’s neighborhood El Oasis. Through music and dance, they have found a way to deal with their problems and heal the wounds of the violence they have experienced.

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Newroz in Kurdistan (22 of 33)
Batman, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
14 Mar 2013

Women dance at a festival for Newroz, an ancient holiday celebrating the astronomical Northward equinox and the beginning of spring as well as the start of the new calander year in the Persian system. Newroz is celebrated by millions of Kurds and Iranians in the Middle East by, wearing colorful clothing and jumping over fires to welcome the spring holiday. Originally a Zoroastrian festival, Newroz is now embraced by the Kurds to celebrate cultural unity and political goals. The celebrations are occasionally marked by violence as the celebration only recently became legal in Turkey.

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FLASH MOB IN KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By Mais Istanbuli
08 Mar 2013

Malaysians call for an end to violence against women. Hundreds of people danced to the song "Break the Chain" in a Flash Mob organised by Body Shop staff in Kuala Lumpur on International Women's Day, 2013.

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Flash mob in Kuala Lumpur (5 of 5)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By Annette Gartland
08 Mar 2013

Malaysians call for an end to violence against women. Hundreds of people danced to the song "Break the Chain" in a Flash Mob organised by Body Shop staff in Kuala Lumpur on International Women's Day, 2013.

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Cord Party Holds Last Political Rally...
Nairobi, Kenya
By evans
03 Mar 2013

Dancers entertain a Cord Party rally at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi during the last Political rally ahead of the March 4th General Elections.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Holon Purim Parade 2013
Holon, Israel
By U.S. Editor
27 Feb 2013

The Purim Parade in Holon draws participants from all over the country to dress-up, dance, sing, and perform in the streets.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphony. Brazilian dancer participate in the Holon Purim parade .

it’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

Brazilian dancer anticipated it’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toy land with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

Visitors dressed in Purim clothes seen in Holon parade.
it’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theatre and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

A woman dressed as angry bird in Purim parade . it’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theatre and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theatre and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theatre and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

it’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

it’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theatre and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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Holon Purim Parade 2013 – Toy Symphon...
Israel
By Carlos van as
24 Feb 2013

It’s time to be a kid again! The Holon Adloyada – the traditional Purim Parade, will take a trip to toyland with this year’s theme: Toy Symphony. The parade will take place on February 24, 2013 beginning at 12:00 The Adloyada will march along Sokolov Street and end at Weizmann, corner of Leon Blum Street. The fun will begin an hour before the parade, at 11:00, with street performances along the route.

It’s the biggest and brightest Purim parade, with giant floats and 4,500 participants from Holon, and coming to Holon from all over the country – dancers, acrobats, bands, and street performers.

Parade Highlights:

Leading the way will be a gigantic toy train made of 20,000 colorful flowers, accompanied by dancers dressed as flowers.

Dancers and musicians will emerge from an enormous Baroque music box 5 meters tall.

Geppetto will be bringing Pinocchio, followed by a Puppet Theater and 200 children making marionettes dance on their strings.

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I Want to Scream with My Body
Guangzhou, China
By Joan Planas
25 Jan 2013

Elaine with only 18 years old arrived alone to Guangzhou to study psychology and since then she has been struggling to gain her independence. She doesn’t have a good relationship with her parents - with the constant arguing, she developed deep depression when when she was still a teenager. The lessons she is learning in her studies are helping her to understand herself and overcoming some of her personal problems.

Elaine is also a go-go dancer, working to pay for her university. Elaine is a cheerful, sweet and smiling girl who is a bit shy, especially when she covers her mouth when laughing, however, her ease with herself when she is dancing could take anyone’s breath away. When she gets on the stage of the club where she works, she moves her flexible body in a glamorous way under the spotlights, but for her it is not dancing, but "moving." She has to do the same sexy dance for the audience in C+Club that she doesn’t like but she needs the money for continuing her studies.

Elaine began to dance when she was a child forced by her mother, who considers that a woman has to grow up with elegance and a sense of taste. For this reason she was signed up for ballet classes, a classical dance that entails a long history of sacrifice and hard work that Elaine wasn’t prepared to endure. Extending the legs and forcing the movements is not the way how Elaine understands dancing, she enjoys it when she expresses her emotions. Dancing is something that Elaine carries in her blood. Elaine has been a fighter since she was a child because her parents didn’t give her much attention and she had to manage to get ahead. Although she considers that her bad family relationship is an issue prevalent in the new Chinese generations that have communication problems because they don’t express their thoughts clearly. In China the young tend to feel alone and in most cases, they don´t have siblings, because the government allows one-child families. In the future Elaine would love to have a family and correct the lack of attention that her parents had towards her.

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ANC Open Session at the Durban City H...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
01 Jan 2013

Ministers dance during the ANC open sessions at the Durban City Hall.

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End Of The Weak - Hip Hop Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
By U.S. Editor
17 Dec 2012

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.
Here are a few faces of EOW UG, the next generation of Hip Hop in East Africa.