Tras la Perla

Tras La Perla


Carlos Vives is a Grammy Award winning-Colombian singer and composer, best known for his fusion of pop vocals and traditional Colombian vallenato music. In addition to being an internationally renowned artist, Vives is a devoted social and environmental activist, promoting social and sustainability initiatives in Colombia.

Tras la Perla is one of Carlos Vives' most successful not-for-profit initiatives that aims to revive and empower Pescaito, one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in his native Colombian city of Santa Marta.

Join Carlos Vives and experts from the Inter-American Development Bank and Georgetown University to learn about his Santa Marta project, a model for urban sustainability.

  • ​Reception at ICC Galleria at 6:30 p.m.
  • Event at ICC Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

This event will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English. When RSVPing, please indicate if you require simultaneous translation services.


Carlos Vives, Grammy-Award winning Colombian artist and founder of Tras La Perla initiative.

Dr. Ricardo Ernst, professor of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and executive director of the Latin America Leadership Program.

Dr. Toshiyuki Yasui, executive director for Croatia, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Slovenia and the United Kingdom at the Inter-American Development Bank. 

Discussion moderated by:

Mr. Sergio Diaz-Granados, executive director for Colombia and Peru at the Inter-American Development Bank. 

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

ICC Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Center for Latin American Studies





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