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Photo story: culture and heritage

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Tibetan opera in Lhasa, Tibet. Cultural expressions, such as Tibetan opera, are transmitted from generation to generation, are constantly recreated and provide minorities and indigenous peoples with a sense of identity and continuity. Credit: Gunther Hagleitner.

 

 

Street theatre performance in Kenya. For many years, MRG has been working with partner organizations in Kenya and other countries to explore how street theatre can address racism and discrimination. Credit: SAFE KENYA.

 

Maya in Belize perform a traditional dance with incense. Chelsea Purvis/MRG.

Maya in Belize perform a traditional dance with incense. Credit: Chelsea Purvis/MRG.

 

Torres Strait Islander dancers at a cultural festival in Queensland, Australia. John Skewes.

Torres Strait Islander dancers at a cultural festival in Queensland, Australia. Credit: John Skewes.

 

Roma and non-Roma children perform a play in an Italian school about the history of Roma people. 21 Luglio.

Roma and non-Roma children perform a play in an Italian school about the history of Roma people. Italian non-governmental organization 21 Luglio runs arts and culture projects with Roma and non-Roma children in schools to help address discrimination. Credit:  21 Luglio.

 

Annual cultural festival celebrated by Wayeyi in Botswana. MRG.

Annual cultural festival celebrated by Wayeyi in Botswana. Credit: MRG.

 

Kuna women sew molas in Panama. Rita Willaert.

Kuna women sew molas in Panama. These handmade appliqué panels are worn on traditional blouses and are deeply tied to Kuna people’s history and identity. Credit: Rita Willaert.

 

Street theatre performance in Morocco. MRG has been using street theatre as a tool to address discrimination and racism in the Middle East and North Africa. Credit: Laura Quintana Soms/MRG.

Street theatre performance in Morocco. MRG has been using street theatre as a tool to address discrimination and racism in the Middle East and North Africa.
Credit: Laura Quintana Soms/MRG.