Nodo Alemania Webinar on migration and “rebusque”

Nodo Alemania Webinar on migration and “rebusque”


Music will serve as the excuse for the online meeting organised by the German Group in support of the Colombian Truth Commission (Nodo Alemania), entitled: “Migración y rebusque: relatos desde Colombia y Alemania” (Migration and rebusque: Stories from Colombia and Germany), which will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Berlin).

It will be broadcast as a Facebook Live event on the Nodo Alemania’s Facebook account:

DJ Mauro and Julián Rodríguez are brought together by music and Valle del Cauca, Colombia. One is still in Colombia; the other lives in Germany. Mauro is a DJ and cultural manager born in Cali and based in Frankfurt, Germany. Julián Rodríguez was born in Sevilla, a municipality in Valle del Cauca. He is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, choir director, music and theatre teacher, theatre actor and peace activist. How does a Colombian DJ live in Germany? How can music and culture contribute to peacebuilding? These and other questions will be discussed in the online event.

“Rebusque” here and there

Colombia and its people live through ups and downs. The people resist, subsist and survive the adversities. In Colombia, you learn to transform realities from individual, local, and collective experiences. The multiple forms that these modes of survival take are called “rebusque” in Colombian slang: people live from day to day, autonomously, self-employed. Rebusque is equivalent to creativity, to lack but experience, to vital need supplied by what there is.

The online discussion will be moderated by Alejandro Rodríguez, President of the Colombia Viva Association in Frankfurt and Pilar Mendoza, journalist and sociologist, specialised in issues of informality, displacement, memory and conflict. Pilar Mendoza actively participates in the Nodo Alemania from Frankfurt.

CAPAZ supports the Truth Commission’s Nodo Alemania through educational activities, academic exchange, and dissemination of the Commission’s work abroad.

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(NW Text: Claudia Maya. English version: Tiziana Laudato)