Mexico City’s Organ Grinders, Once Beloved, Feel Shunned (21 images)

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“This is a dying art,” Mr. Rosas said as he turned the dull metal lever of his instrument, wrenching out a troubled squawk. “The youth don’t really value us.”

So it goes for Mexico City’s organ grinders, among the city’s more curious class of street performers. For years, they were beloved by residents, but now they are in a gloomy mood, convinced that their art — and a central part of the city’s culture — is fading...
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