Jaír F. Coll

Documentary photographer
   
Music in blood, trans in the soul - For Baudó AP
Location: Cali, Colombia
Nationality: Colombia
Biography: Jaír F. Coll (1997) is a colombian visual journalist whose work focuses on culture as a factor of social transformation. His photography, both intimate and colorful, has been exhibited at the Photo Vogue Festival 2021 and was selected in... MORE
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Music in blood, trans in the soul - For Baudó AP
Copyright Jaír F. Coll 2023
Date of Work Aug 2022 - Aug 2022
Updated Aug 2022
Location Cali
When Ana Iris Orobio was born in 1961, her grandmother had sacrificed a bird that in Guapi they call the 'singing bird', whose tongue was cut out by the midwife to put it under her granddaughter's. That way, the girl would be predestined to interpret the traditional melodies of her land.

When she turned five, her mother taught her to play the guasá; the woman played a note and Ana shook the instrument. Although by then her family identified her as a man named Otoniel, because she was born male, the girl did not hesitate to wear bell-shaped dresses, with a tight waist and a wide skirt; her favorites were yellow, sometimes with printed flowers.

As soon as she reached the age of ten, the singer-in-training made a statement to everyone she knew: "My name is not Otoniel. It's Ana. A year later, she met her first boyfriend, a fair-skinned, curly-haired young man.

Read the full story in spanish: https://baudoap.com/musicaenlasangretransenelalma/
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