Because it is worth recognizing the importance of art and culture as a poultice for national peace , Digital Tyrannosaurus brings this account of the World Summit on Arts , Culture and Peace held in Bogotá from 6 to 12 April , and featured the participation of renowned figures and art movements they want with their gram of sand help make Colombia a better country.
Con una masiva participación inició en el teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitán la Cumbre Mundial de Arte, Cultura y Paz que se celebró por primera vez en Colombia.
And that was attended by recognized national figures and victims of armed conflict who delighted us with their knowledge.
And such prominent musicians as La Makina Caribbean , Leon Gieco , Africa Bambaataa , Jorge Velosa , the fourth generation of the Pipers of San Jacinto and Ruben Blades ; spread across different areas of Bogotá, Colombia . Pictured: La Makina Caribbean .
From the conversations and exchanges of knowledge each day around the peace of this country , the public could make a reflection of why Colombia needs the end of armed conflict to thrive.
With interventions of the victims of this war that has more than 50 years and listening to their memories around the raw violence that had to suffer , attendees could feel and think own skin it feels to be a displaced , losing the beloved , discrimination and even the strong and unforgettable violation . Pictured: Sofia of Oz .
Plays that revolve around respect and defense of human rights were also on the agenda , reminding us that life and death can not be something that depends on the decision of one person , let alone when to that death is obtaining a land .
Also concerts, some large scale how Simon Bolivar Park which closed with great joy and with the participation of our great Petrona Martinez and Jorge Veloza , the latter accompanied by over 450 children from the local centers of Art for Children and Youth.
And that closed the activist, politician and lawyer panañemo Ruben Blades reminding Colombia that ” Peace creates the atmosphere and the necessary scenarios for prevailing the best chance of being human, those that guarantee the existence of justice, consideration and respect for the rights of others . That drives the best quality of life. ”
The summit was certainly a place for Colombians could learn that from this country culture can be better, but as long as we want.
And that we showed dozens of artists who were conspicuous by their actions and their representations , who drove us to think in a country at peace.
In addition to the appropriation of cultural spaces , in this case the capital of the Republic , including the National Center for Memory, Peace and Reconciliation stood out providing their space for various events in which young people were the protagonists .
The Candelaria Theatre where the performance led to reconsider why we need to end the war.
The Gilberto Alzate Avendaño where dozens of musicians brought a message of reconciliation through the good rumba
Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater where even an indigenous ‘ mamo ‘ I came to tell us to remember our roots because these propel us forward.
Renaissance Park where Leon Gieco taught us why we should be reborn every day.
The Mexico , Bogota and the Cinematheque theaters district who through their screens encouraged young people to think more about the country they enjoy.
And each and every one of those who make us believe every day that Colombia is the giant country that is worth grow, laugh and dream.