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IE _essay K

  1. 1. IE IMBA EssayK. If all of the world’s cultural heritage (sports, music, fashion,architecture, literature, painting, etc..) was contained in a time capsule,what would you include to demonstrate the legacy of your country?Didier Palacios, June 2013
  2. 2. Given its strategic geographical location, Colombia is a cultural crossroad. That hasgreatly influenced our vast and diverse cultural heritage:üAfrican influence (coming from slavery times)üSpanish/ European ( from Colonial times)üMiddle eastern ( mostly in the caribbean coast)üAboriginal cultures ( Natives)üOthers….Colombia cultural diversity
  3. 3. One of the biggest and acclaimed novelist of20th century. Nobel prize award winner. Hisbooks portrait the Colombian culture at alllevels.His works have achieved significant criticalacclaim and widespread commercial success,most notably for popularizing a literary stylelabeled as Magic realism.Literature: A copy of “100 years of solitude”Gabriel García Marquez
  4. 4. Vallenato is a very popular folk music ofColombia .Vallenato literally means "bornin the valley.The Cumbia originated inColombias Caribbeancoastal region, from themusical and cultural fusionOf Native Colombian, slavesbrought from Africa and theSpanish during colonialtimes.The man who rescued one ofthe best artistic expressionsof Colombia. His fusion musichas great recognition outsideColombia and was the firstartist to successfully exportour music.Biggest sellingColombian artistMore than 70 millioncopies sold worldwideBest selling song ofthe decade 2000-2010( hips dont lie).Music: Some cd´s of…CumbiaCarlos Vives Shakira
  5. 5. Painting: One of Botero´s masterpiecesColombian figurative artist. His works "Boterismo”has an unmistakable identity as he depicts characterswith exaggerated and disproportionate volumetric,accompanied by fine details of scathing criticism, irony,humor, and ingenuity.He has achieved international recognition for hispaintings, drawings and sculpture, with exhibitionsacross the world. His art is collected by majormuseums, corporations and private collectors.Fernando Botero
  6. 6. Cultural expressions: Videos of …Biggest celebration in southern Colombia.UNESCO Intangible heritage of humanityBlacks & whites CarnivalCarnival of BarranquillaColombias most important folklore celebration,one of the biggest carnivals in the world.UNESCO Intangible heritage of humanity
  7. 7. Sports: Images of …Juan Pablo MontoyaEx formula 1 driverMariana Pajon, Olympic gold medal2nd in Colombian historyLucho Herrera, Famous cyclistKid Pambele, World Box Champion Colombia, Fotball IconMaria Isabel Urrutia, Olympic goldmedal 1st in Colombian historyFalcao, best current Colombiafootball player
  8. 8. Handicraft: Some samples of…
  9. 9. Despite complex realities our people always keep spiritsjoyful and alive! that´s Colombia´s greatest legacy!

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