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"Today I dared to take the clamor, [...] This is what makes our hearts speak. [...] This message I want the world to hear"
-Pa'qué violencia, Luis Ricardo Cabanerio
The project Tocó Cantar is a production made by the Centro Nacional De Memoria Histórica in Colombia. This was born as a National Call which intended to support the creation and development of artistic and cultural projects regarding music, plastic arts, literature, and museology. The project collects creations from the 45 winners of the musical category. Their lyrics claim the importance of the historical memory about the armed conflict and violence in Colombia, the resistance of communities and their social organization.
A song book was made as part of the whole project, releasing a first edition in 2015 but a re-edition was required to reflect the beauty of the project and the artists that made it possible, Volcán Ediciones made this re-edition and i worked with the team in charge. During that time my job consisted in re-arranging the lyrics' text and general text layout, working alongside with Laura Alcina and Inti Guevara, director of Volcán Ediciones.
songs for the freedom
“I want to return, let me go back, to my beautiful land, because in there I know what to do, I miss my hammock, my land, the heat, fishing in the river, kissing my woman with lots of love, I miss the breeze, that caressed me, since, as a kid, i cultivated there in my region.”
-urabá conexión, "Quiero regresar", fragment.