Marvin Rodríguez Martínez, 28, is a former guerrillero of the FARC, group that signed a peace agreement with the colombian Government in 2016. Rodríguez was forcedly recruited when he was 10 in Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca department.
After leaving the FARC five years later, Rodríguez started to learn dancing to focus in reggae, R&B, electronic and, his favorite, dancehall. In 2015 the artist founded Afrodance, a group that teach that genres to young people in the west of Cali.
“I want to teach the community and with this I not only talking about dance steps, but also to prevent them from being recruited into an armed group so that they do not cross over the same as me”, Rodríguez said.
Afrodance have won several contests in the city since it was founded.
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