Cultural Program – Beginning 10:00 p.m.
Nicolás Rodrigo Miquea
The singer/songwriter, poet amd classical guitarist Nicolás Rodrigo Miquea was born in Talcahuano, Chile, 1981. He graduated in classical music but focused on his Latin American heritage. Many of his texts were published in Chilean collections of poems and literature magazines. In 1994 his first book “Cabeza, manos, tronco y cuello” was published. In 1996 he became stipendiary of the Pablo Neruda Foundation in Valaparíso, Chile. 1999 he won the Fondart Price, a project of the Chilean government to support culture and entertainment, together with the group “Transiente”. With the money of the price they were able to record their album „Los cinco minutos” an homage to the Chilean singer/songwriter Victor Jara. Nicolás wrote the lyrics and Félix Cárdenas composed the music. Nicolás studied classical guitar at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, at the „Franz Liszt Conservatory” in Weimar and at the “Conservatory for Music and Theater” in Rostock, where he graduated with the help of a studentship of the “Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung”. In 2011 he published his album “Estados de la materia” (PASCHEN Records).
In September 25th he passed his postgraduate studies at the “Conservatory for Music and Theater” in Rostock with distinction. In the same year he recorded his second album”El aliento” (PASCHEN Records).
Feierabend Poetic Cumbia
The group was founded in June 2013. The mebers come are originally from Chile and Argentina and live in Berlin. In their songs they combine their Latin American culture with influences from Berlin and they mention their experiences as immigrants and with the culture shock. Their rhythm vary between Pop, Ska, Cumbia, Tango, Cuarteto and Electro with Spanish and German lyrics.