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Comuna 13, Medellín, Antioquia


A collective of artists and warriors who transform their neighborhoods with the music, dances and afro-culture hidden in the periphery of Medellín. They use art and urban tourism to communicate their processes and activities for social change.


Comuna 13th is synonymous with transformation and resilience in Medellín. For more than 15 years, Son Batá collective has used hip hop and afrocolombian rythms as a tool to keep the yougsters away from violence, urban militias and micro-trafficking. They also developed the Afro Tour, an urban tourism experience that tells the history of the comuna, from the perspective of the displaced afrodescendant population who has lived for decades in 3 vulnerable neighborhoods of the Comuna. Both initiatives create artistic projects for children and youth.

our impact

Creation of a cultural center to offer artistic alternatives to children and youth in the neighborhood.

Creation of the Programming School as an educational and employment alternative for young people.

New tourism projects have emerged such as Go Travel headed by Yeison, better known as Bebé.


Continue attracting more people to learn about our history through music

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