Written by Eli Mendel
Established in 1813 the city of Barranquilla along with its famed Rio Magdalena has gone where time takes all things becoming legend, folklore, and history. So it is for the magnificent city also known as “La Arenosa“, a name given to it during the period of Spanish colonization. Today it has earned itself yet another name considered to be Colombias, New York City, attributed accordingly via the rich multi-culturalism, tourism, skyline, and a prominent entertainment industry.
This carribean coastal town became the destination for many people from all walks of life. In the early to mid nineteenth century during and immediatly after, both WWI and WWII waves of immigrants from the Middle East, Asia Europe, and North America arrived making the city a principal port. It is the birthplace and host to many artists, muscians,and poets. I have named a handful of the talented personas who comprise this list click on photo for info:
During an era of increased proclamations with regards to global warming, rising sea levels and imminent doom. The city is making preparations to implement a bold plan for expansion, building closer to the coast not away from it!… Proposed is a nine hundred acre development along the Rio Magdalena complete with all the luxuries and amenities we have come to expect in this day and age. It has purposed to become a major player on the world stage catering to the good life.
In 1976 an event piloted to promote social goodwill,education, and artistic expression also brought with it “Winds of Change” shattering the glass ceiling so to speak pioneering, paving the way for the future of music and its avante garde of entertainment.
The Sinfonia Latina event broke social and musical barriers, being unique in and of itself its composer, conductor, and pianist was a 15 years old boy! The theater was an “obra negro” under construction . The program created to center around a poem was inspired by the 6th century sage Thales of Miletus penned by Roberto McCausland”Dieppa”
“Al Mar De La Montaña”
I. Bajando vengo ahora De la gran montaña Danzando las colinas Un día ensoñador.
II. Distantes lindos techos Endulzan las cosechas Mirando las ranuras Un mundo arrollador.
II. Caminos y senderos Vistosas ensenadas Veredas de verdades Se ven con luz, color.
III. El mar se viste claro De lejos limpio el mundo Acércate a la vida Se cubre sin amor.
IV. Pensantes todos somos Pasión sin buen camino A Thales Mileto Miro con gran dolor.
V. Y canto porque amo Y amo porque quiero Y canto al gran rio que limpia mi dolor.
Teatro Amira De La Rosa
It was here at the municipal theater the legendary event occured undertaken by the young avante-garde Illiu. As the future of Barranquilla arrives Clasico Caribe will be there.