The Social Impact of the Arts in Peacebuilding
In November, the RefleXions Music Series facilitated a conversation with three distinguished guests about the social impact of the arts in peacebuilding, reconciliation, and healing. The third episode of the RefleXions podcast is a continuation of that conversation. We hear from three international artists who have been creating art as a response to and as a way to confront violence happening in their native countries and across the globe.
Hosts: Dr. Lia Uribe, Leigh Wood, Dr. Erika Almenara and Rogelio Garcia Contreras
Guests: Luis Fernando Restrepo, University Professor and director of the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies Program at the U of A, and member of the Scholars at Risk Committee; Ana Baer, video-choreographer, and professor of Dance at Texas State University; and Cesar Lopez, musician, composer, activist, UN Non-Violence Messenger and Amnesty International Emissary of Consciousness, and creator of the Escopetarra. In the conversation, Cesar is heard through interpreter, Erika Almenara.
Producer: Leigh Wood