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Reported Stories

La Cultura Vive

Through aerosol fumes of color and clouds of pigment, Manuel and his graffiti crew are exploring Indigenous identity in the twenty-first century and, in Manuel’s case, transforming O’odham tradition into the aesthetics and sounds of modern times: graffiti and hip hop. Change in tradition is a gesture often frowned upon on the reservations, because there is fear of losing traditions. Yet Manuel understands tradition must, like men, evolve.

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