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Salvador Escalona Part1

Salvador Escalona Part1

Callejón de Hamel (Hamel's Alley) is many things to many people. It is a testament to a community's creativity, because the profusion of sculpture and murals here are the work of people who live in the alley and outlying neighborhood. It is a celebration of Afro-Cuban culture. It is a Santeria shrine. It is a wild rumba street party every Sunday afternoon. And it is the place that Salvador González Escalona, the artist who started the whole thing back in 1990, calls home. As the story goes, Salvador (as almost everyone calls him) came to the alley to paint a mural on a friend's house and wound up painting everything else within reach.

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