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(POSTPONED) From the Balso to the Cununo: A drawn conversation between Comunidad and Manuela Ochoa (ALLab)

October 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm


October 27, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Montreal Time: 3h00-4h00 pm

Columbia Time: 2h00-3h00 pm

The event will be held in Spanish and there will be simultaneous English translation

Comunidad is a social leader from Tumaco, Colombia. His love for music, as well as his concern for the forced recruitment of young people, led him to create a cultural center. Comunidad was displaced and currently lives in Bogotá. 

Manuela Ochoa is an artist and research assistant at the Listening Acts Lab. 

We ask ourselves: How can music and culture support and transform displaced communities to strengthen their identity?
What does it mean to be a social leader in a country at war? We will explore these questions through drawings, words, and music. We invite attendees to have a sheet of paper and a pencil during the conversation. No skill or artistic experience is required to participate in this space. 


In order to accommodate social distancing, all of COHDS/ALLab events will be held online. Please note that all of our events are free and open to all, but you need to register! To register, visit the event’s Zoom page here: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdemupj0pG9cSJw7I6hCVcAg2yDw4mFth.