Diversidad del Chocó: Music, Culture and Biodiversity from the Colombian Pacific Coast
The Global Guttman Program, in coordination with the Arts in New York City course at Guttman Community College, cordially invites you to our upcoming event on February 14th from 12:00-2:30pm: Diversidad del Chocó: Music, Culture and Biodiversity from the Colombian Pacific Coast. This event will bring together musicians, scientists, and Guttman students to share their firsthand perspectives on the biodiversity and cultures of the Chocó rainforest of South America. Performances will feature members of the internationally acclaimed Afro-Colombian marimba groups Canalón de Timbiquí and Grupo Bahía. Please join us in conversation and concert! A photo gallery will showcase this hotspot of biodiversity. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
About the Arts in New York City Program:
Arts in New York City is a required first year course for Guttman students. In this 6-week course, students are exposed to visual and performing arts as well as public, private, and community-based arts institutions in New York. Students in this course:
- Learn the vocabulary to describe several art forms
- Explore a broad range of art forms through texts, images, and experiential components
- Are introduced to ideas and theories about art
- Develop artistic literacy skills by closely and carefully examining works of art and performance
- Engage experientially with the arts in New York City by visiting museums and performing arts events
A major component of this course is that students will learn from the creative process of visiting artists and guest speakers and also study the lived experience. Each guest artist works with students for a week, offering different modes of learning and communication and a space where students are able to improvise creatively.
About the Global Guttman Program:
Global Guttman is a global education initiative that allows students to participate in short-term, faculty-led global travel programs embedded within credit-bearing courses. To date, students have traveled to Ecuador, Germany, China, Nicaragua, Alaska, Jamaica, Chile and Belize. The reciprocal nature of the program provides for various on-campus global opportunities that bring together students and scholars from the international community with the Guttman community
Since 2015, Guttman Community College has supported a Global Guttman program that allows students to collaborate with the Itapoa Project, a conservation and research organization that aims to protect both the biodiversity and culture of the endangered Chocó rainforest of Ecuador and Colombia. Guttman students receive college credit for this global course, participate in the research process alongside scientists from the Itapoa Project, and present their work at community-wide events upon returning from the jungle. Guttman students will again be returning to the Itapoa Reserve in Ecuador in summer 2019 for the 5th consecutive year.
February 14, 2019
12:00 PM — 2:30 PM
Guttman Community College
50 W. 40th St.