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Mexico's last organ grinders

BBC News has been looking at jobs around the world which used to be fairly commonplace but are now vanishing.

In Mexico, the streets would once reverberate to the sound of organ grinders or organilleros - but now the public are more interested in listening to songs on their iPhones than played on a hand-powered organ on a street corner.

And when economic times are tough, fewer people than ever are handing over money for the organist's melancholy lament.

Will Grant went to meet Roman Dichi, who leads the Organ Grinders' Union of Mexico City and travels the country to perform at private parties.

  • 10 Jan 2014
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