Our cultural expression: Murga “Los Rengos del Bajo”

APEBI-Asociación para Espina Bífida e Hidrocefalia-is an Argentinian association devoted to improving the life of persons with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. It was founded in 1975 by a group of parents, and has become a professional DPO whose vision is based on fostering equality.

Among a great number of local and international projects, in 2000, APEBI created the first -and only- Latin American inclusive murga, a lively form of street theatre. Participants, who dress in elaborate, colourful, jester-like costumes, sing and dance songs played by percussionists.

This socio-artistic genre is a typical way of expressing dissatisfaction about political and social situations, and, in this case, about the challenges that persons with disabilities face every day, being prevention and inclusion the most important concerns. In fact, this group of persons with and without disabilities, called Los Rengos del Bajo, seek to promote folic acid intake, as primary prevention is key to reducing the incidence of NTDs (neural tube defects).

Nowadays, more than 70 people participate in every show, setting an inspiring example of equality, diversity and inclusion.

The APEBI team authored this post.

Contact information

Website: http://www.apebi.org.ar
Email address: secretaria@apebi.org.ar
Facebook: www.facebook.com/apebi.ong
Twitter: @apebi_argentina
Telephone number: 0-800-222-3328
Address: Fragata Pte. Sarmiento 829/ 31, CABA, Argentina


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