A LONG WALK is a series of new works by Chilean composer Javier Farias. In them, he will provide a musical perspective on an age-old crisis that remains ever present today: immigration.
Never in history have we seen this many simultaneous human migrations across the globe at once. A LONG WALK hopes to shed light on the often-politicized subjects of refugees, immigration and basic human rights and to look past headlines and delve into the reasons why someone would leave their homeland and family to start anew in a foreign country. By channeling these stories through this project, Farias will give a musical narrative to a reality that millions of people have lived since the beginning of time.
The inspiration for this project came to Farias after reading books by authors Kate Evans, Tracy K. Smith, Mai Der Vang and Luis Alberto Urrea among others.
10 institutions have been sponsored this project since 2014, which consists in a series of 16 new commissioned works written by Javier Farías to tribute the six Latin American poets and writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The Literature Nobel Prize winners are: Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda (Chile), Miguel Ángel Asturias (Guatemala), Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia), Octavio Paz (Mexico), and Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru). Their narratives blend cultural perspectives, thoughts and visions about the identity, origin and future of Latin America.
Calendar of activities and participants at www.seismiradasporlatinoamerica.com