Hay Festival Cartagena 2023

Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2023 programme, to be held from 26 to 29 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.

The tickets of the general programme and reading clubs are on sale for in person events. If you wish to register to see the live streaming of events, please select the option "Register to watch online" when this option is available. Hay Joven, Hay Comunitario and Talento Editorial are 100% in person and free of charge.

If you have any issues regarding the payment of your tickets, please contact us at tickets@hayfestival.org or at +57 317 516 55 13.

If you are a students a wish to request free tickets, you can write to us at estudiantes@hayfestival.com.

If you have any general questions, you can find us at contacto@hayfestival.org.

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Event 7

David Olusoga, Laura Osorio Sunnucks and Ángela María Pérez in conversation with Javier Ortiz Cassiani

Retrieving cultural heritage

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía
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Centuries of history are buried underground, and there also exist archaeological remains and objects that belong to a culture but which are on display thousands of kilometres away… our three international guests put into context why it is important to recover cultural heritage, tell its story and include it in educational plans, as well as to reflect it in museum collections. Javier Ortiz Cassiani, writer and historian, will talk to Ángela María Pérez, academic and currently deputy cultural manager of Banco de la República in Colombia, which includes 29 cultural centers in Colombia with libraries and museums; David Olusoga (Nigeria/UK), a historian, presenter and filmmaker, lecturer in Manchester and the author of several books; and Laura Osorio Sunnucks (Mexico/UK), former Head of the Santo Domingo Centre for Excellence for Latin American Research at the British Museum and now Head of Research and Collections at the Linden Museum in Germany.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available




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David Olusoga, Laura Osorio Sunnucks and Ángela María Pérez in conversation with Javier Ortiz Cassiani

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The Creole Group in conversation with Kent Francis James and Daniel Samper Pizano, followed by a concert

The music of San Andrés disembarks

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía
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The Creole Group band preserves the musical legacy of the islands of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina. Before he died, the founder, the artist Orston Christopher, recommended to the young people of the group that they maintain the archipelago’s musical heritage. Recognised by the islanders as a major part of this legacy, they have performed this music around the world for the past 36 years. Kent Francis James will talk to the writer and journalist Daniel Samper Pizano about the origin and legacy of the band, alongside Creole Group's live music.

All Sunday events will be free for people who has an ID expeded in the Bolívar Department. You must request their courtesy tickets at the box office of the Hay Festival (CCCI) showing your ID, between 22 and 28 of January.

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The Creole Group in conversation with Kent Francis James and Daniel Samper Pizano, followed by a concert

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