Hip-Hop music and the power of culture for social transformation

Rebeca Grynspan is Ibero-American Secretary General, economist, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

The article recounts the experience of the group "Recital Colombia 2016" composed by 12 hip-hop dancers whose dedication to dance has allowed them to leave a reality of violence and exclusion and convert themselves into messengers of peace and transformation. This experience was presented in the framework of the cultural programme of the XXV Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in October 2016. Read paper