Letters to the World in Andalucia

Back in the south of Spain, Irene continued arranging workshops in collaboration with different communities and organizations like Radio Forum Andalucía in Seville and Tribu Pachamama in Cádiz. WCU loves building bridges with different cultures and these workshops gathered people from more than 10 different nationalities in both cities and rural spaces.

We want to give special thanks to Ana María Ramírez from Colombia, for her help and support. She works as radio journalist, speaking to all spanish speaking followers of Radio Forum worldwide. She also interviewed Irene to talk about World Cultures United project platform and this project. See video: Cómo escribir cartas al mundo (How to write letters to the world). Together with Ana María and her colleague Ana, we arranged an activity during their festival.

Ana María followed us to Cádiz to meet Tribu Pachamama, a self-organized festival build by a community of friends and neighbors located in the beautiful province of Chiclana, Cádiz. The vision and mission of the festival focuses on creating meeting time and space for people to share, exchange knowledge and wisdom from their cultures and traditions through workshops, talks, performances, ceremonies, etc. Celebrating life in nature, with dance, music, homemade food, in eco-friendly surroundings and under the andalusian sky.

Thanks to our friend Flavia Clauida Aravena from Chile for opening the doors of her home again. She has previously shared with us her knowledge about the Temazcal ceremonies in 2016. During this festival edition, we met mexica dancers from Mexico and learned some steps of the fire dance, discovered new ways of using local herbs and plants for making food and tea, attended contact dance sessions, arranged a yoga workshop, sang songs around the fire with a fire keeper from Mexico, made a “Despacho” offering to Pachamama (see photo below) and had long talks about ancient wisdom and travels with others.

Together with all festival guests, we shared and created new and inspiring messages to the world that Irene packed and carried with her forward to the next stop crossing Europe: Hægeland festival in Norway.