Heirs of the Dawn | By María Daniel Balcázar

‘Heirs of the Dawn’ by María Daniel Balcázar Purchase ‘Heirs of the Dawn’ book HERE! The ancient inhabitants of Oruro, Bolivia, named their land uru-uru, meaning the place w…

The ancient inhabitants of Oruro, Bolivia, named their land uru-uru, meaning the place where the light is born. They called themselves “beings of the dawn”. Their legacy is woven into the work of artisans, who through their art, revive the soul of the Andean and European deities and the memory of the African slaves.

María Daniel Balcázar – Kilombo

  KILOMBO María Daniel Balcázar     Kilombo is a tribute to the resilience and vitality of the African legacy in Brazil. During the Atlantic slave trade, approximately 4.8 million pe…

This work took place in the states of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and São Paolo, from 2015 to 2018 in rural quilombos and urban favelas, in the welcoming homes, and places of work and of worship of Afro-Brazilians. They are still struggling against poverty, racism and violence and for the recognition of their rights, including the rights to the lands they have inhabited since their founding as rebel quilombos. From there, the African heritage has intertwined with Indigenous and Christian-European cultures, creating the richly multicultural XXI Century Brazil.