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Arts & Culture FestivalVoices of Peace & Solidarityfor Colombia

Arts & Culture FestivalVoices of Peace & Solidarityfor Colombia
A Day-Long Community-Based Arts/Cultural Festival
Featuring:*Art/Video Exhibits*Children's Activities*Peña with live music, poetry, spoken word & dance performances *Panel discussion on current situation

*Colombian Dishes

Free AdmissionSaturday, June 7th/08
Bickford Centre, 777 Bloor St West(near Christie subway)


* 2:00 p.m. -Aztec Dance Ceremonial Opening
* 2:00 p.m. -Art/Video Exhibits
* 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Children's Painting
*3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. AfroColombian Percussion Workshop (children and youth)
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.-Panel discussion on challenges facing a negotiated solution to social and armed conflict in Colombia
6:00 p.m.-10: p.m.- Peña featuring live music, poetry, spoken work & dance performances


Spin, Ruben "Beny" Esguerra, FAM, Julieta Maria, Arlan Londoño, Pilar Gonzales, Jesus Maya,
Jesus Mora, Jorge Lozano, Juana Awad, Victoria Mata, Grisel Severino, Irma Villafuerte,Maria Elena Mesa, Marcelo Puente, Dino Toledo & Oriana Barbato (Santerias), Ballet Folklorico Bolivia Nueva, Mata Dance, Beehive Collective, El "Tio Claro" (Juan Carranza).

New Tradition (AfroColombian music from Atlantic Coast) Grupo Encuentro (Latin American rhythms)

Organizers:Colombia Action Solidarity Alliance CASA, Grupo Cultural Víctor Jara y Casa Salvador Allende.

Sponsors: CUPE 4400, CUPE ON International Solidarity Committee, Guatemalan Community Network, Casa Maiz, Orlando Letelier Cultural Group, Canadian Centre of Bolivian Studies-La Guacamaya, Aqui Nuestra America CKLN 88.1 FM, Ontario Secondary Teachers' Federation (OSSTF-District 12)

More information: 416-651-4167/416-651-2409e-mail:

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