Colombiage – Europe’s most influential celebration of contemporary Colombian culture – is delighted to announce the Colombiage Literary Salon, a series of literary events that combine the high thought of books with the boogie down feeling of Colombian parranda.
Our goal is to bring the leading writers of today, give them a space to talk about their passions, then let the debate continue into a night of music, food and drink. Our first event – in partnership with the Brixton based literary agency Tibor Jones & Associates – is MUSIC MADE ME DO IT, a night devoted to how music inspires and informs literature.
The panel will include Berlin based novelist, Tod Wodicka who will discuss medieval chants and the unintended ironies of Prog Rock from his comic debut novel All Shall Be Well; Brighton based historian Colin Grant, author of I & I, The Natural Mystics, who will talk about the impact of role models and cultural icons in reggae; and Colombian author Oscar Guardiola-Rivera philosopher, writer and cultural critic, who will examine the power of music in Latin American politics and culture after his research throughout the Americas and the outcomes of What if Latin America Ruled the World? The talk will be chaired by Kevin Conroy Scott, literary agent, author and co-founder of Tibor Jones & Associates, the arts consultancy and agency behind books by Jarvis Cocker, Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist and many other leaders in their field.
Beers will be chilled, empanadas and other bites from the legendary Islington restaurant Sabor will be on sale, and you can get down to a DJ set including remixes of Cumbia by Isa GT. Come down to Brixton and join the fun and make a great contribution to Colombiage, the not-for-profit project that celebrates the best of Colombian culture.
Colombiage Salon Series
MUSIC MADE ME DO IT
When: 27 September 2011
Time: 7.30pm – 11pm
Where: The Piano House , 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ