Friday Oct 7  (5.45pm – 9pm) Living Space, Waterloo, SE1 7BE

The Latin American Community Choir

A community project based in London, created to share and enjoy singing through the Diverse repertoire of the Latin America continent: “We sing to life to love and hope. It is as much  a solidarity project as it is therapeutic, since we almost always start with a meditation, where we meet to accompany each other, to share our joys and our sorrows, but fundamentally to rejoice and celebrate our  lives through music and singing. We have members from Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina and Spain, which makes us true representatives of our Latin American culture!” 

Colombian Commission of Truth, Exile Chapter.

Presented by Marta Hinestroza who

Andrea Millán, Liga Poética de Jamundí

Andrea Millan Rivera or @AndraEscribe is a student of Foreign Languages, a citizen of nowhere with a Colombian passport, author of Lo que salió mal and Dio vida a la moraleja, “Who, writing from her worn knee, seeks to release disturbing thoughts such as ‘everyone came into the world with a manual on how to live life except her’”.

Mariana Aristizábal P, Mariana Malena Theatre Company

She trained in Bogotá, Colombia and then completed an MA in Performance Research at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She is interested in exploring multilingualism, collaborative work, and cross-cultural stories and narratives. She is co-director of the company MarianaMalena Theatre, a channel to amplify female and Latinx stories in the UK. Her work has been supported by: CASA Festival, Theatre Deli, Popelei and Blue Elephant Theatre.

The piece she is presenting at the Festival Caminando te encuentro (I will meet you along the way) is an experimental piece that uses movement and storytelling to explore what it takes not just to accept, but to embrace, a change we never thought would arrive: a night of peace. Caminando te encuentro invites audiences to reflect on the layered cultural changes we are facing each and every day and offers playful alternatives to question and rethink our present.

Social media handles:  FB @mariana.aristizabal.96 IG: @mariana.aristizabalp TW: @mariana_arist

New Tribe Ensemble

New Tribe/Nueva Tribu is a collective that uses the arts as a tool for social inclusion. Since 2012, Nueva Tribu has opened doors and provided platforms for numerous musical and dance projects with an emphasis on Colombian rhythms from its northern coast such as Bullerengue, Cumbia and Gaitas among others.