27 June 2017
The festival supports the youth association after the attack and fire of its headquarters in Maracay (Venezuela)
From Rototom Sunsplash we want to express our support to the Asociación Cultural Otro Beta after the attack on and burning of its headquarters in Maracay (Venezuela) last Saturday, 24th June. We also want to show our solidarity against the death threats received by some of its members.
Otro Beta was born of the concern of a group of young people who wanted to promote cultural, educational and sports activities in their communities. For several years, we have collaborated with this association in a musical and cultural level, both in Latin America and here in Spain, just as we have done so with different community groups and projects in favor of culture and peace.
We do not want to take sides in the complicated Venezuelan issue, but we want to reaffirm that dialogue, non-violence and mutual respect is the only acceptable strategy for social change in order to reach that other possible world, which it the basis of our philosophy.