Yaqui Pascola on Black

Image of Yaqui Pascola on Black


The pahko'ola -Pascola dancer means "Old Man of the Ceremony". The term comes from two words: pahko -ceremony and o'ola -an affectionate term for old man. The two words pahkola'ola were shortened into pahko'ola or pahkola and is pronounced pascola in Spanish.

The pahko'ola has many roles. He is first of all, the historian of the Yoemem, the Yaqui people. He keeps the history of the people alive through the legends, myths and sermons, and jokes. He is the host of the Pahko, and is an entertainer, with his jokes, stories and antics.

Shirt design by Graphic Designer/Photographer Carlos Valencia.

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