On March 15th, the book “Songs of my People: Building History Together” was launched at the Departmental Library with the aim of contributing to the preservation of the oral tradition and the history of populations eradicated by Colombian violence.
This project, “Lazos de Reconciliación” (Reconciliation Links), gathered 60 personal stories, based on the narratives of the elderly in the neighborhood of Potrero Grande in Cali. The project was also executed in the Olaya Herrera neighborhood in Cartagena and in the municipality of San Carlos in Antioquia, with the participation of children, youths and the elderly.
It should be noted that the Tecnocentro Cultural Somos Pacífico counted with the highest participation of the elderly (60) in the three intervention sites throughout the project. They participated in recreational activities such as painting, group discussions, declamation, music and dance. This allowed them to share their life experiences which culminated in the book, the end-goal of this project.
This project was executed by the Tecnocentro Cultural Somos Pacífico Grande in the District of Aguablanca with the sponsorship of theSaldarriaga Concha Foundation and funding from the US NGO ACDI/VOCA, through its Partnerships for Reconciliation Program (PAR).