The talking circles are spaces for dialogue that promote speaking and listening. The actors of the territory express their voice, exchange knowledge and experiences; new ideas and connections between the participants are encouraged.
At the end of the talking circle, VozTerra opens a space for relaxation and fun, inviting attendees to visualize and recreate the dawn of their territories through their voices and gestures, thus creating a surprising collective symphony.
CAQUETÁ, AMAZONIAN PIEDMONT
Belén de los Andaquíes Circle:
Answering the call of VozTerra, an interweaving of the voices of women, youth and territory are created –along with Institutions and the City Hall– around the desire to share knowledge, life lessons, and experiences. Inspiration and collective learning.
The dawn rises and is recreated. Recreational space to express our voice, let go, and feel like children as we develop the skill of listening to other voices in order to make a collective musical ensemble.
Ceremonial circle in the traditional way. Led by the knowledge keeper of the Maloka. Dialogues and weaving of words between artists, institutions and indigenous communities. Kaguana*, music, meditation, and sharing.
* Kaguana is a non-fermented beverage made with cassava starch and sweet pineapple prepared by the women of the indigenous peoples of the Upper and Middle Amazon. Besides its nutritious value, it’s believed to have an intercessory capacity by bringing forward the “word of life” that cools down and sweetens the thoughts and actions of those who drink it.
Ceremonial atmosphere where people tuned in to introspection and meditation, letting go of daily life concerns and playing with their voice.
VAN DER HAMMEN RESERVE AND LA CONEJERA WETLAND
La Conejera Wetland Circle:
It was a meeting point for inhabitants, defenders and protectors of La Conejera Wetland and the Van der Hammen Reserve. Experiences, dreams, and memories were shared through this encounter. Through sound, the participants recreated the past and visualized the future of the spaces they inhabit.
La Conejera Wetland Choir:
Through their voices and bodily language, the participants evoked and reconstructed, side by side, the echoes of the auditory memory of La Conejera Wetland. Understanding, listening, and expressing represent the chords of the resulting sound piece.
Maloka Choir, Bogotá:
Through a group dynamic, the attendees became closer with their own voice, listened to it and explored it in relation to that of others. Spaces for personal introspection and creative interaction were fostered. A collective dawn was composed from the sounds shared by the participants.