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Julio’s Bridge to the Land of Make-Believe | J’miah Nabawi | TEDxSavannah

Published on May 25, 2017

Dressed in the colors of his native Lenca people, Julio Gonzalez, while still a young boy, wore with pride and love for his native Lenca culture the colors of his heritage that would also represent a bridge to stay connected to the folklore of a historical past that was slowly slipping away. Julio vowed that when he got to be an adult, like his alter-ego, he would encourage everyone in his fascinating multicultural community who told tales, especially to children, to speak the universal language of “play” when bringing folktales, legends and storybooks to  life — making faces, animal sounds, playful gestures, loud outbursts, etc. — as they were done in the past by the elder folks and their “old-timey tales” without fear or embarrassment while being the bridge between reality and make-believe.

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