Sunday, April 22, 2007
Punjabi Turbans and Oxfam at Moll de la Fusta, Barcelona
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These Punjabi Turbans could be seen at Moll de la Fusta today as part of the XIII Solidarity Party organized by Intermon Oxfam (member of Oxfam International), in 47 Spanish cities to claim for the better world we can altogether build and to explain participants what is being done to defend human rights. There were musical groups, games for kids, international cuisine dishes like Indian or Filipino and dancers like the ones I particularly enjoyed: An Indian Punjabi Group of boys and girls in traditional Punjabi colorful clothes that were like candy to my camera. I managed to reach the backstage to capture the turbans from behind against the sky. The pose is totally accidental but I like the resulting silhouette of both starched fans that are said to be a distinguishing feature of social standing among men in Punjabi communities. Punjab comes from the Persian words panj (five) and ab (river) and means "Land of the Five Rivers." Check this source for more information. The event is supposed to gather 200.000 participants when it is over next May 5th and 6th in remaining cities.
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