Colombian Consulate to Austria Showcases Colombia’s rich Culture at Tribuna de Graz Festival 2024

A celebration of Colombian culture and heritage in Graz, featuring music, art, and international cooperation

May 06th, 2024
Anita Marsiglia, News from Berlin
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Colombia was the guest country at the Tribuna de Graz Festival 2024, which took place in the city of Graz, Austria, from 22 May to 23 May, 2024, and was organised by the Ibero-American Institute of the city, the Institute for Translation Studies and the Institute for Romance Studies of the Karl-Franzens-Universität of Graz. The event was sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Colombia for Styria and Carinthia and the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Spain for Styria.

The programme was full of music, art, and conferences that explored the history, cultural diversity, and heritage of Colombia. From musical readings by Gabriel García Márquez and dance workshops to tastings of Colombian coffee and chocolate, the event offered a unique experience to immerse oneself in the country’s vibrant culture. The lectures were simultaneously translated into several languages by students of the Master’s program in Conference Interpreting.

The Tribuna Festival addressed socio-cultural and economic challenges between Graz, the Latin American countries and Spain. Tribuna provided a space for discussion on taking global responsibility in the face of socially and economically challenging issues. Tribuna promoted proactive exchange and created opportunities for action for each visitor.

The relations between Colombia and Austria are complex and multifaced, and although they were initially colonial in nature, diplomatic exchanges between the two countries have now existed for over a hundred years. In today’s globalised world, people work together on a wide variety of challenges, while at the same time a lively cultural and social exchange has become indispensable, especially in a city like Graz.



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