Washington DC, October 25, 2019.- Join the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for the live presentation of the album "Niño de Noviembre": a concert dedicated to Marco Antonio Molina Thiessen and to the victims of enforced disappearances in Guatemala with Fernando López and special guest, dancer Gabriela Álvarez Castañeda.
The event will kick off with a discussion featuring Emma and María Eugenia Molina Thiessen, family members of Marco Antonio who have relentlessly pursued truth, justice and reparation for his disappearance; Jo-Marie Burt, senior fellow at WOLA specializing on state violence, human rights and transitional justice in Peru and Guatemala; and Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of CEJIL, organization that represented the family before the Inter-American System on Human Rights.
About Fernando López: Fernando began his musical career during the days of the counterinsurgency in Guatemala. For decades, he has used musical ethnography to recreate social realities and experimented with musical styles from Guatemala, along with other genres, to achieve a universal Latin sound that has captivated listeners the world over. Fernando López has recorded 13 albums dedicated to the memory of poets and the victims of the civil war that gripped the country in the 80s and 90s. The release of the album "Niño de Noviembre" in homage to Marco Antonio Molina Theissen, a 14-year-old boy who was kidnapped by the Guatemalan army in 1981, is a culmination of a project which seeks to permanently link Guatemala to the World Music circuit. The album title makes reference to Marco Antonio´s birth date.