Voladores de Papantlá

Voladores de Papantlá

The Voladores de Papantla are Totonac Indians performing a traditional act of worship, now most often performed as entertainment for tourists. The voladores climb to the top of a tall pole, wind ropes around the pole, and then leap off into the air. As the ropes unwind, they descend slowly to the ground. Drum and flute accompany the aerial dance.

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