As part of the #FUTyoURES project Colombian Peacebuilder, Musician, Childrens Welfare Activist & multi award winning Beauty Queen, Genesis Quintero Perez will be in Northern Ireland 12th - 27th March.
During her visit Genesis will meet with the schools involved with the project and work with the Beyond Skin team developing the programme. Genesis along with musicians Danielle Carragher, Alejandro Valderramma from the project & guests will performing at Ubuntu Festival, Imagine Festival, Red Cross event, Bryson House & Tides DARE launch and at other community events.
#FUTyoURES is a Schools Peace project developed by Beyond Skin & Escuelas de Paz at developing a shared creative model for conflict transformation that meets the needs, interests and expectations of young people from societies emerging from conflict. At the heart of the project is the Arts affirming the synergy between People and the Natural Environment around them. Mirrored activities are delivered with schools in Colombia and Northern Ireland.
Genesis Andrea Quintero Pérez - Born in the city of Arauca in the land of Joropo Genesis began her artistic career in children's events. She has represented her community in different contests where he seeks to highlight and rescue the llanera culture in all its splendor. Demonstrating skillfully the execution of the different instruments typical of the region of the eastern plains and of another part of the country as they are: the harp, the cuatro, the maracas, bandola, bass, bandolin, violin, flute, chorale, piano, guitar among others of percussion, in these moments is one of the new revelations as llanera music singer. It perfectly interprets the dance of the joropo and some national dances. Together with her family, she created the GENESIS STARS foundation, a school of artistic-musical preparation for girls who wish to follow their cultural steps. In her capacity as musical interpreter and representative of the culture of her department she won 16 crowns in folklore and beauty reigns in Colombia and Venezuela. Genesis is working with our partners Escuelas de Paz coordinating the FUTyoURES project in Arauca
"Aquí inicia nuestra experiencia.. IRLANDA DEL NORTE nos espera!! Compartiremos las experiencias que vivimos con nuestros niños en genesis stars.. lo valioso de todo esto es que es el resultado de servir a los demás y tratar dia con día en compañía de mi madre mi hermana mi familia y los padres de estos pequeños, en apoyarlos en sus sueños..!! Colombia -Irlanda del Norte. No lo olviden : EL FUTURO PERTENECE A LOS QUE CREEN EN LA BELLEZA DE SUS SUEÑOS” - Genesis
Here begins our experience .. NORTHERN IRELAND awaits us !! Share experiences with our children live in genesis stars .. the value of all this is that it is the result of serving others and treat every day in the company of my mother my sister my family and parents of these children, in support them in their dreams .. !! Colombia -Northern Ireland
Do not forget: "The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Your Dreams" - Genesis
The #FUTyoURES project is supported by British Council (principal funder), Arts Council NI, IBIS Belfast Hotels, In addition for the March Northern Ireland Programme support has come from Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council. Mild Ulster Council, Grow Wild Foundation, Education Authority, Mount Stewart (National Trust), Building Change Trust, Bryson House & TiDES (Peace IV) & Derry City and Strabane District Council.
ROBISON the street artist and community activist from Soacha, Colombia will also be accompaning Genesis to work with schools and various events. Robison visited Northern Ireland March last year as part of the #Youth4Peace summit.
#FUTyoURES project is part of the wider #ArtsDialogue programme. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all press enquiries.
NOTE: This page will be updated during Genesis visit. So please return.