Kultrún’s Colourful Legacy

Kultrún’s Colourful Legacy

Even if you missed Neruda Arts’ Indigenous and World Music Festival, Kultrún, and the many great performances by the likes of Quique Escamilla, Shauit, H’sao, Nomadic Massive, Patricia Cano, Amanda Martinez and others, you can’t help but notice the spectacular mural left behind as a gift to the Region.

The four visiting members of the Chilean muralist collective, Alapinta, invited by Neruda Arts to take part in Kultrún, consulted with members of the Six Nations’ Mohawk and Wolf clans on the design and themes of the mural painted on the side of the Marisol Café in Downtown Kitchener. The result is a portrait that pays homage to First Nations peoples and their cultural signifiers that is at once both epic in scale and poignant in detail.

Another legacy of Kultrún is the influence it’s had on our plans for Neruda Arts’ free summer festival July 11-12, 2014 in Uptown Waterloo. Curious? Stay tuned for news about our new summer festival and start getting excited!