Music and Poetry from the Colombian Conflict

January 31, 2019
7pm – 9pm
Alphabet City
40 W North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Music and Poetry from the Colombian Conflict - January 31, 2019 / 7pm – 9pm

Hosted by Alia Musica Pittsburgh, City of Asylum, Colombia en Pittsburgh and Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Pitt

AMP presents poetry, discussion, and music interweaved in the memory of the Colombian armed conflict.


Works of chamber music stemming from different aspects of the conflict, with a special appearance by professors John Beverley, Juan Fernando Velasquez, and Colombian poet Piedad Bonnett (winner of the National Poetry Prize 1994 and the Casa de las Américas award 2014, among others), whose poems are musicalized in Johan Hassler's work, La Cicatriz en el Espejo. With a panel discussion with special guests, poet Piedad Bonnet, and literary and cultural critic John Beveley.


  • Nicolás Aguía: La Bonanza del Olvido. Film, narration, and electronics, on conflict testimonies from Choco inhabitants collected by Luis Fernando Gómez.
  • Federico Garcia-De Castro: Memoria (homage to Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa). Soprano, guitar, violin, cello, percussion
  • Johann Hasler: La Cicatriz en el Espejo and two other songs on poems by Piedad Bonnet. Soprano, flute, accordin, percussion

Música y poesía del conflicto colombiano

Alia Musica presenta poesía, discusión, y música entretejidas en la memoria del conflicto armado colombiano. Obras de música de cámara surgidas de diversos aspectos del conflicto, con la participación especial de los profesores John Beverley, Juan Fernando Velásquez, y la poetisa Piedad Bonnet (ganadora del premio nacional de poesía 1994 y Casa de las Américas 2014, entre otros), tres de cuyos poemas aparecen musicalizados en la obra de Johan Hassler, La Cicatriz en el Espejo.

This program will be presented in Spanish with English translation available