We are happy to announce that our cultural program for the closing of our conference stands as well. Together with Nicolás Miquea and Feieraben Poetic Cumbia, we would like to invite you to dance and sing with us. So, do not forget your dancing shoes! Your conference team “I21”.
Saturday, October 24 in Statthaus Böcklerpark, Prinzenstrasse 1, 10969 Berlin
Nicólas Miquea is a politically active songwriter, poet and classic guitarrist from Chile. In Chile, he published in the literature magazine “Cabeza, manos, tronco y cuello”, he received a scholarship from the foundation “Pablo Neruda” and worked as a music teacher in the culture house “La Casa del Poeta” in Valparaiso. In 1999, Nicólas won the prize “Fondart” together with the group “Transciente” for the song “Los cinco minutos” which is dedicated to the famous Chilean musician Victor Jara. In Germany, Nicólas studied classic guitar at the School for Music and Theater in Rostock and the School for Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar.
He puts his musical prowess to good use as he supports a variety of political events such as the “Palestine Solidarity Festival” in Berlin. Apart from his own songs, Nicólas interprets several Latin American classics, for example Violeta Para, Silvio Rodríguez, Mercedes Sosa.
Feierabend Poetic Cumbia
The band Feierabend Poetic Cumbia was formed in June 2013. The members are from Chile and Argentina and are living in Berlin. In their songs, they unite their Latin American roots with influences from Berlin. They process their experiences as migrants and their rhythms vary between Pop, Ska, Cumbia, Tango, Cuarteto and Electro together with Spanish and German lyrics.