ALAS Music Festival
- Cowin Auditorium
- 12/7/2012, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
TRANSFORMING VIOLENCE INTO MUSIC
*DATE/TIME: Friday, December 7th - 6:30PM to 8:00PM (doors open at 6:00)
*LOCATION: Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Columbia University (Enter at 525 120th Street, between
Amsterdam and Broadway, New York, NY)
*EVENT – Concert by Cesar Lopez, world renown peace activist and musician, inventor of the escopetarra. The escopetarra is an assault rifle used during the Colombian armed conflict that Cesar Lopez transformed into a guitar. The escopetarra is so much a symbol of peace and hope that is on display at the United Nations and has been gifted to a number of peace activists around the world.
At this concert, Cesar Lopez will perform and will share the stories behind each of the songs that he will play. He will speak of the conflict and events that inspired him to reinvent this instrument of destruction into one of peace. He will be accompanied by award-winning pianist Henry Martinez, also from Colombia.
This concert is free and open to the public.
*SPONSORS: 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 at Columbia University, Office of Community and Diversity Affairs at Teachers College, Office of Student Activities 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