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FARC celebrate peace accord in concert

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 9:00 AM

YARI PLAINS (AP):

It was a sort of Woodstock Colombian style. But there were no drugs or alcohol, and instead of barefoot hippies frolicking to rock music, those 'jamming out' are leftist rebels in knee-high rubber boots.

As the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gathers for its final conference as a guerrilla army, they're taking time to celebrate with music a peace accord they hope will bring an end to a half-century of bloodshed.

On Sunday night, hundreds took time from the all-day proceedings for a concert with big-name acts from Bogota as well as some homespun groups with names like The Rebels of the South.

The concert took place on a giant stage complete with a fog machine dropped in the middle of Colombia's southern plains, where the conference is taking place.