On 15 December 2015 in Colombia’s Arlequin Theatre located in Bogota, the Medicine Music Festival: Todo el Mundo Dice Aho! (Everybody Says Aho!) will begin its performances and journey. The festival will be hosted in 9 different cities, such as Bucamaranga, Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Medellin, Sincelejo, Pereira, Cartagena, Cali, and others. This festival will visit ecological villages and sacred temples, continuing on to Ecuador where the festival will be presented in Quito and Tena, to later culminate in Peru at the Eco Truly Park of Chacraymar for two days of performances. Everybody says Aho! is a multicultural festival that brings together different musical and artistic expressions that manifest a commitment to Mother Earth. Medicine music has as its main focus the care, preservation, and protection of the planet. Just as our ancestors sang in the ritual while planting and harvesting, and sang to the elements, the body, and spirit in healing prayer, this festival awakens our consciousness and connection to ancestral wisdom. “Aho!” comes from the Lakota expression, “Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin”, which means in harmony with all my relations.
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