'3 thousand RIVERS: Voices in the Forest' is a multimedia opera sung through the stories of people living in the rain forest. It offers a perspective on the environmental and social impacts of the current wave of industrialization underway in the rain forests of the Amazon, Chocó and the Andes in Colombia and Brazil.
For four years we have worked with local communities and invited singers who live along some of the main rivers in the Putumayo, Caquetá, Chocó and Pará to hear the voices of those who suffer these impacts first hand.
The work was developed in close cooperation and support with environmental and artist's organizations Amazon Conservation Team Colombia, Mas Arte Mas Acción and Flora ars+natura based in Bogotá.
We are preparing a tour for 2017/18 with dates already confirmed for October in Bogotá at the Teatro Roberto Arias Perez. We are looking at going to the Putumayo and Caquetá in the Amazon, to bring back the work to those communities as well as to wider audiences.
For that we will be calling on orchestras anywhere to contribute one musician each for a 12 musician ensemble. Talk to us at Classical:NEXT 2017
article submitted by:Victor Gama, PangeiArt