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U Street: “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento”

by Borderstan.com September 27, 2009 at 11:24 am 1,829 2 Comments


Joel Bergner and one of his murals, “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento,” just off the 1300-block of U Street NW (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Luis took this photo of the artist with his mural while out walking along U Street. This mural, “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento,” by Joel Bergner is in an alley just off the south side of the 1300-block of U Street NW. You can see it from the sidewalk the next time you walk by there. Luis has seen other murals around town that Bergner has done.

Bergner is a native Illinoisan, who lived in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, which helped to inspire his work. More photos after the jump.


Joel Bergner puts finishing touches on “The Afro-Colombian Mural.” (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)


Joel Bergner’s “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento.” (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

  • Gorgeous. Love the scene, the people, the vibrancy, and perspective.

  • ray tranner

    nice mural and all…but…when did U St become an afro colombian neighborhood? In fact, i cant think of one real connection, from an area, to a club, to a food establishment. so just throw up a cool ethnic mural with folks playing congas painted by an artist who got his inspiration from another neighborhood in another state? I guess all the local artists were booked? please correct me if im mistaken I, just not seeing the connection.


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