Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Describa las principales características de la medida/iniciativa (800 palabras): * Sonidos Enraizados * We are a bridge between local and global cultures through research, communication and the circulation of cultural/musical practices, coming from individual musicians and ensembles. Our organization is dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of traditional music in terms of sustainability, memory and peace building, and is composed of a record label, a participatory action research group, a booking / management agency and a content creation team. * Sonidos Enraizados Record label / Agency * Sonidos Enraizados is a record label specialized in traditional Colombian music. We focus on artists in whom the vital relationship between cultural music practice and community is maintained since their early beginnings. Musical sounds are transmitted from generation to generation by the memory of the communities and carriers, and we fulfill the function of amplifying them to the world and establishing a window that allows the fair cooperation between the different stakeholders in the music chain, in the hope of dignifying the work of local musicians. We record and publish the work of performers at a national and international level, and we produce documentary-quality content that presents the cultural diversity of our peoples. In addition, we represent them as music agents, hoping to create a bridge between their rights and interests and those of the music industry, applying a strategic plan tailored to each case. The Sonidos Enraizados Cultural Corporation, established in April 2012, has three areas of action: 1) research and documentation, 2) circulation and dissemination of content, and 3) projects for peace and memory building. The three areas are focused on traditional musical practices and on the way they connect to their context as means of community strengthening or as milestones of identity and memory. Located in Bogotá Colombia, Sonidos Enraizados has been able to work in different regions of the country, such as the Caribbean region (coastal and continental), Urabá, Antioquia, North, Central and South Pacific regions, as well los Llanos and the Putumayo department. As a cultural organization, we have become a bridge between local and global cultures through research, communication and the circulation of traditional musical practices. Sonidos Enraizados focuses its work on expressions of music that find their origin in orally transmitted traditional knowledge, a type of knowkedge that has to confront today the demands of the consumer society, public policies focused on cultural entrepreneurship and other variables that modify age old practices. Thus, research and intervention initiatives are developed connecting music, images, dance, memory and community, with the aim of supporting the revitalization of traditional cultural elements from Colombia and their introduction in global communities. We also produce other types of content that makes these indigenous, Afro-descendant, campesino and folk cultural practices visible through videos, documentaries, research articles, meetings and concerts, among others. We call on researchers, artists and people from the concerned community to share all kinds of works around visual anthropology, ethnomusicology, musical theory and memory. As a research group, we seek constant feedback from these initiatives. We link traditional knowledge, academia and the community in general through the “Encuentros” approach, where experience, memory and the spoken word are valued above all else. We study and analyze the medium from the local to the regional level in order to have a complete panorama with the greatest possible number of variables that will serve to guide policies and public opinion. We work with communities that are carriers of popular traditions, they may be indigenous peoples, Afro descendants, migrant populations or those who have been displaced; we work indistinctively with young people, older adults or children, in every case the objective is the visibility and revitalization of these cultural practices. Sonido Enraizado sees itself as a bridge between these communities and civil society in general, promoting the importance of non-violence, of community values, equality of opportunity, horizontal relationships and the sustainability of the communities and their environmental settings.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
- The documentation of a wide segment of traditional music, collected from different communities in the departments of Cauca, Nariño, in total more than 10 Colombian musical ecosystems have been profiled with recording of musical groups, individual musicians, interviews with musicians and culture agents, documentation of festivals and regional meetings. - Compilation of an extensive personal and organizational file that includes the documentation work carried out in the field by its members over the last 20 years. - Contribution to the understanding of traditional music genres, attained by the research of the work group as well as from individual research. - Achieve the introduction of traditional music in the contemporary market, shortening generational gaps and promoting interculturality and diversity both in Colombia and in the international market. - The promotion of traditional music and its national and international diffusion through field research, increased mobility of artists and content dissemination in digital media, festivals and academic settings. - Mitigate the generation gap and resignify the value of musical practices within the framework of their own regional settings, highlighting their aesthetic and community building purpose. - Recognition of the value of the work of musicians and regional cultural agents through intermediation as a business model. - Permanent international exposure of local artists and contribution of traditional music to regular concert programming. - Production of nine music records widely distributed in physical and digital formats. - We have managed to contribute to the life-economies and work prospects of the musicians who have participated in the process. - Creation of memory banks in different communities and training of their members to maintain, feed and use them as input for their own pedagogical materials. - Accompaniment of knowledge transmission initiatives at the local level. - Training programs derived from the musical languages employed by the musicians with whom we work. - Identification and recognition of local community practices in a context of forced or chosen migration. - Relevant contributions to ethnomusicology, musicology, and musical research in general. - Positioning of traditional Colombian music in cultural and musical markets nationally and globally.