Launch of the book “Cantos de mi Pueblo: Juntos Construyendo Historia”


Friday, 16 March 2018


Departmental Library

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).

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