We got tipped off about this interesting program happening in Colombia in January 2020. For anyone interested in Colombian music history, human rights and the power music can have in affecting social change should definitely check this out.
”By the end of the program, delegates will:
1) Understand music as a form of artistic expression.
2) Formulate concepts of group and individual rights in Colombia and how these rights are controlled by the state.
3) Identify genres of contemporary music in Colombia, specifically Champeta, Hip-hop, Vallenato, and Cumbia.
4) Understand how political and social forces have shaped the musical landscapes in Colombia.”
For more information visit https://www.globalyouthconnect.org/colombia-2020
Halldór is the managing editor of Shouts - Music from the Rooftops!, an investigative journalist, audio engineer, and animal rights activist. Currently based in Cuernavaca, Mexico.