The Defender

The Defender

José Gerardo Bohórquez Molina

José Gerardo Bohórquez Molina

The Defender

A retired public servant. A researcher of the Concheros but not a Conchero himself, he is a pilgrim, a friend and a companion in the devotion of some of the dancers. His view is broad and welcoming. He loves popular religiousness, the kind that does not know of authorities or rules beyond those defined by tradition. He has written many articles, books and even a short documentary. He is outraged by the abuses of the institutions who try to gain control over the Concheros. He sees the struggle for power as a barrier and a division amongst the dancers. However, he finds in the spirituality of their traditions, a utopic, yet plausible road to fraternity between men.