The songs of the Pacific on the next open session of the CAPAZ School of Online Courses
The third open session of the online course “Music, Violence and Peace in Latin America”, coordinated by CAPAZ, Universidad del Rosario, and the Institute for Latin American Studies (LAI) at Freie Universität Berlin, will focus on the ancestral musical tradition of the Colombian Pacific.
“Women singers of the Colombian Pacific, building peace through songs of praise”, will take place on 5 May, 2021, 5:00 p.m. (Colombian time) and will be broadcasted live on the CAPAZ YouTube channel.
The guests will be Paola Navia, director of CANAPAVI, a foundation that helps women singers build on their skills in order to highlight and preserve their role in peacebuilding and peace consolidation through traditional Afro-Colombian music; and Tatiana Benítez, from the South Pacific Singers Network.
The online discussion is one of the open sessions that is part of the CAPAZ School of Online Courses (ECV), in which ten free short training programmes address current issues related to peacebuilding, violence and conflict in Colombia.
In addition to the open sessions, the online course on music, violence and peace in Latin America provides a web portal with study material in various formats, related to each of the topics addressed. For the next session on the music of the Colombian Pacific, the web portal has enabled the “Pogue” module, named after a territory that is reached after several hours in a panga and boat on the Atrato and Bojayá rivers, in Chocó.
The course’s next open sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
(NW: Claudia Maya. English: Tiziana Laudato)