The Colombian singer Carlos Vives He received an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences from the Universidad del Norte de Barranquillawho highlighted his contribution “to the exaltation of the culture and tradition of the Caribbean Region” in his country and abroad.
This was reported by the artist’s team, which detailed in a statement this Saturday that “thanks to the tireless work of Vives for the conservation and global projection of the musical tradition of the Caribbean, Uninorte granted him this important recognition within the framework of the XXVI Europe Chairthe largest academic and cultural event of the Universidad del Norte, and the XII Euro-Caribbean Concert, held on September 29.”
The rector of the Universidad del Norte, Adolfo Meisel, stated in the prologue of the book “Carlos Vives Caribe Universal” that the artist from Santa Marta “has preserved and promoted that legacy of the Colombian Caribbean, bringing it to the ears of the world.”
“HoweverVives did not limit his cultural interest to the regionbut has integrated, in his work, the rhythms of the entire country and its surroundings, to create a musical project that overcomes the borders of regionalism,” Meisel explained.
In his opinion, the artist found in this process “a national sound, he found in his musical proposals a Colombia united by its traditions.”
“The music of Carlos Vives, one could say, explores being Caribbean, being Colombian, being Latin American. It spreads our immense diversity,” he said.
The tribute to Vives started on Thursday morning with a “Master Class” that gave the samarium and the presentation of the book “Carlos Vives Caribe Universal”.
On the afternoon of that day, the band of teachers from the Carlos Vives musical school and the Uninorte university welfare team came together for the “Ríogrande Fest: The Untold Story of an Amazing Country.”
The XII Euro-Caribbean Concert took place on Fridayin which the Europe Chair was inaugurated and the doctorate was awarded to Vives.
During the ceremony, a musical tribute was paid to the artist in a symphonic format, in which his band, La Provincia, and the artists Santiago Cruz, Monsieur Periné, Estererobeat and Nicolle Horbath participated.