Centro Cultural Barco de Papel presented the book ‘La fiera consecuente (The consequent beast)’, a work by Ecuadorian singer Margarita Laso, last August 21, 2015 at the headquarters of the library. Margarita Laso is the author of popular songs in her country.
After eight years of the last poem work, this new book consist of text that have grown over time and in the words of the author “it came to light with force, pain and above all a liberating reflection “. The book is divided into three parts and each part express a different thought. As she says such thoughts “that take our sleep, which is elusive. The loving embodiment, the nonconformity, the violence that inhabits us, that wither us and kill us. The subject of the title is the beginning and the end.” On one side is the presence of the beast that was previously represented by animal figures, and this associated with pain, loss, and doubt, on the other hand is the presence of the bull in reference to the untamed. “Everything that relates us to animals is brutal, we eat animals and they also eat each other,” says the writer.
About the author
She has recorded eleven CDs with emphasis on national music of Ecuador. In her work she has combined the heritage legacy of songs with contemporary composers. She is currently one of the most influential musical voices in Ecuador. As a singer, Laso has represented his country in Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Turkey, Guatemala, Germany, Puerto Rico.