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ChocQuibTown premieres track from new album
Mar 3, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

ChocQuibTown premieres track from new album

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Afro-Colombian hip-hop group ChocQuibTown have released the first single from their new album, “El Mismo.”

Culture

Colombia wants to become center of Latin American music
Feb 18, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia wants to become center of Latin American music

posted by Rebecca Florey

Colombia’s capital Bogota aspires to become the main business center of music in Latin America.

Culture

Colombia’s Carlos Vives walks away with Grammy
Feb 9, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia’s Carlos Vives walks away with Grammy

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian pop singer Carlos Vives won a Grammy on Sunday for his album “Mas Corazon Profundo.”

Culture

Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema
Dec 12, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Cali salsa; a history of slaves, Cuban bands and Mexican cinema

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

A history of slavery, Cuban music, Mexican movies, foreign radio broadcasts, a disciplined collecting of vinyl records, and sounds from New York City all were key in the history of salsa in  Full Article »

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Colombia’s indigenous police, their origins and future
Dec 9, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia’s indigenous police, their origins and future

posted by Robin Llewellyn

The “Indigenous Guard,” the police of Colombia’s native minorities, regularly hit the headlines when confronting guerrilla groups like the FARC or even the military. But the guards have a wider role throughout indigenous  Full Article »

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University of Texas purchases Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ personal collection
Nov 25, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

University of Texas purchases Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ personal collection

posted by Joel Gillin

The University of Texas at Austin has purchased the personal archive of the late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez for an undisclosed amount. 

Culture

Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys
Nov 21, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia walks away with 6 Latin Grammys

posted by David Wing

Five Colombian artists walked away with a total of six Latin Grammys at the musical ceremony Thursday. Two of the awards were for singer Carlos Vives.

Culture

Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia’s Carlos Vives favorite in Latin Grammys

posted by David Wing

Colombia pop singer Carlos Vives is among the favorites to win Singer of the Year in the 2014 Latin Grammys.

Culture

Colombia beauty queens dethroned by ‘Talented Young Women’
Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia beauty queens dethroned by ‘Talented Young Women’

posted by David Wing

Colombia’s northwestern Antioquia state has canceled funding for the popular Miss Antioquia beauty pageant and –under the leadership of the governor’s wife — put that funding in a talent show for young women.

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Singer achieves internet stardom teaching Colombian to Colombians
Nov 4, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Singer achieves internet stardom teaching Colombian to Colombians

posted by Craig Corbett

An aspiring pop singer from Colombia’s Caribbean coast is gaining worldwide popularity with a short internet tutorials on how to speak to mystical dialect of the Caribbean region which leaves even native  Full Article »

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