The Dominican Republic’s Xiomara Fortuna joins IICA in saluting food chain workers
San Jose, 1st July 2020 (IICA). –Xiomara Fortuna—a musician from the Dominican Republic—has joined the IICA campaign to pay tribute to farmers and food chain workers whose daily efforts are ensuring that consumers in the Americas continue to receive food supplies amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Xiomara Fortuna is an author, composer, researcher, producer and the “Queen of World Music” – a musical genre that she embraced 46 years ago and that, in its broadest sense, encompasses folk, popular and ethnic music.
She is a pioneer in Afro-Dominican fusion and one of the most outstanding figures of Afro-Caribbean fusion.
IICA’s campaign has brought together renowned artists from different countries in the Americas, who are selflessly participating in the POPULAR MUSIC TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO WORK DAY TO DAY TO PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES.
Gustavo Santaolalla, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, León Gieco, Carlinhos Brown, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Mart'nália, Maria Luiza Jobim, Teresa Parodi, Soledad Villamil, Víctor Heredia, Hilda Lizarazu, Paulo Miklos, Lidia Borda, La Charo (Tonolec), Willy Piancioli (Los Tipitos), Agustín Ronconi (Arbolito), Alejandro Davio (Mundo Alas), Anabella Zoch, Peteco Carabajal, Dolores Solá, Acho Estol (La Chicana), Guadalupe Urbina, Lila Downs, Los Folkloristas, Nano Stern, Ana Prada & Pata Kramer, Adrián Goizueta, Larbanois & Carrero and Kiko Veneno are just some of the performers who have selflessly and generously contributed to the IICA campaign.
Watch Xiomara Fortuna’s performance here:
Several organizations in different countries have taken part in the IICA tribute. In Argentina, the initiative has received the backing of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; the Ministry of Culture of the Nation; the Ministry of Social Development; the anti-hunger program – Plan Argentina contra el Hambre; the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication; the public broadcast entity, Contenidos Públicos Sociedad del Estado and the arts foundation, Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, UNESCO Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) have both endorsed and become a part of this tribute.
The concert by the Argentinian performers who have joined this campaign can be accessed here: . The songs contributed by the rest of the artists are also available on IICA’s channel. You can also revisit the performances on , a program produced by Canal Rural Brasil, which was broadcast on June 20, not only on that channel, but also on Agrotendencia TV, Canal Rural of Argentina, Canal UCR of Costa Rica and Clarín Rural of Argentina, airing throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
IICA will continue to publish the contributions of the artists in the campaign on all its digital platforms and on those of its partners in this initiative, using the following hashtags on social media:
Institutional Communication Division, IICA.