Transforming Violence into Music
ALAS (Association of Latin American Students), Colombia Consulate of New York, Bogota Festival Internacional de Piano
Friday, December 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Join us for a concert with Cesar Lopez, the world renown Colombian musician know for inventing the escopetarra, an AK-47 used in the armed conflict transformed into a guitar. He is recognized by the UN and other prominent peace activists for the work that he has done raising awareness about conflict and for transforming a tool of death into a symbol of peace and rebirth.
Cesar Lopez will perform on the escopetarra and use the concert as an opportunity to talk about his journey and the story behind each song.
You won't want to miss out out on what promises to be an inspirational performance that embodies hope and peace!
This concert is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at Teachers College, Colombia Consulate of New York, Bogota Festival Internacional de Piano, President’s and Provost’s Student Event Fund, Office of Student Activities at Teachers College, Office of Community and Diversity Affairs at Teachers College, Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), Teachers College Student Senate, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University, Coalition of Latino Scholars (CLS) at Teachers College, Peace Education Network (PEN) at Teachers College