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  • program August 18, 2016

    Colombia in NYC

    New York City is home to a diverse community of Colombian musicians and groups who create in a wide range of traditional, popular and experimental music styles for diasporic communities and beyond. Our “Colombia in NYC” program takes us from … Read more »

  • blog November 20, 2015

    Adios Vallenato Legend Calixto Ochoa

    Calixto Ochoa, the legendary vallenato singer, accordionist and composer, passed away on Nov. 18 at his home in Sincelejo, Colombia, at the age of 81. Born in the village of Valencia de Jesus in northern Colombia, Ochoa rose to popularity … Read more »

  • blog August 5, 2015

    QUITAPENAS’ “Valle Moreno”–Más Tropical Home Video

    QUITAPENAS (“one word–all caps, four syllables–all claps”) is a group of five young men based in the Inland Empire region of southern California. The group’s live, vibrant percussive sound simultaneously invokes multiple times and places, from 2015 Los Angeles, to … Read more »

  • blog September 3, 2014

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Celebrates 10th Year

    ¡Globalquerque!, now in its 10th year, will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 19-20. Although we are on the opposite side of the country here in Brooklyn, we will be admiring the festival from afar and urge those … Read more »

  • blog September 10, 2013

    Los Pirañas- New Video: “Salvemos Nuestro Folclor”

    Los Pirañas attack! With a blast of technicolor, a burst of light, an angular twang, and a driving rhythm, the Colombian “tropical noise” trio is back with a new video for their latest song, “Salvemos Nuestro Folclor,” which will soon … Read more »

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