Tambores de Siloé

LOCATION: COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA
YEAR: 2020

Our histories in the music of the Barrio

FUNDACIÓN SIDOC & PROFESSOR IAN MIDDLETON

This collaborative project involved the young members of the music group Tambores de Siloé constructing digital narratives about their family history and how they came to live in the underprivileged neighbourhood of Siloé in Cali, Colombia. These young people then used these histories for creative musical projects such as instrument-making and composition. The activities and products were led and analysed reflexively by practitioners from Fundación SIDOC, who have worked directly with Tambores for over ten years, and ethnomusicologist Professor Ian Middleton, who has collaborated with the group since 2014.

To read the final report prepared by Alexandra Patino (SIDOC), Moisés Zamora (SIDOC) and Ian Middleton (Universidad de los Andes) click here.

Project Team

Alexandra Patiño Zapata

Fundación SIDOC, Cali, Colombia

Professor Ian Middleton

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia