15 August 2016
The most familiar area of the festival inaugurates its Territorio Reconecta with the first workshop for adults and the stories of the African griot Boniface Ofogo.
“Playing is the most serious action that a human being can perform, it is the way to get to know the outside; it is a greatness that feeds you and makes you feel good, and that’s what our children do; their existence is very much connected to playing, and through it they learn how to talk, walk … “. The importance of playing is one of the pillars highlighted by Rubén Rodríguez in the workshop on creative education imparted in the MagicoMundo area. This session has inaugurated this afternoon the Territorio Reconecta, in the most familiar space of the Rototom Sunsplash, which will host throughout the week various activities for adult and family audience.
This expert has stressed that “every personal evolution is perfect in itself” and has summarized in three the conditions for creative education: a space of no judgment where learning flows without conditions; assisted, but not controlled or supervised, where being able to work with heterogeneous groups.
After this workshop and in the same Territorio Reconecta, the griot (or storyteller) Boniface Ofogo from Cameroon, has won the audience over (children and adults) from minute one with stories like the one chosen to open the session, featuring a turtle, which this African minstrel defined as “the oldest and wisest animal on earth, the symbol of patience and owner of time.”