Wayuu Girls Perform The Yonna Traditional Dance

Published March 17th, 2020 - 07:06 GMT

Wayuu girls performed the Yonna dance, also called Chichamaya, in Tres Bocas northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020.

The Yonna dance carries a considerable symbolic charge and represents three basic principles for this tribal group.

Moreover, amid the performance and, to the sound of the drum, women follow men, while opening the blanket with her hands, making both a series of movements that are inspired by those of certain birds and animals.

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Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

cWayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

A Wayuu girl poses for a picture before performing the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

A Wayuu girl poses for a picture before performing the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
A Wayuu girl poses for a picture before performing the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
cWayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
A Wayuu girl poses for a picture before performing the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
A Wayuu girl poses for a picture before performing the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP
Wayuu girls prepare to perform the traditional La Yonna dance, in Tres Bocas, northern Colombia, on March 13, 2020. Juan BARRETO / AFP