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Film festival in one of Colombia’s most notorious neighborhoods ‘crowdsourcing’ international guests
Jul 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Film festival in one of Colombia’s most notorious neighborhoods ‘crowdsourcing’ international guests

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A troubled neighborhood in Colombia’s second biggest city of Medellin is set to hold their 4th annual film festival, aiming to tell stories that give more nuance – and hope-  Full Article »

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Colombia’s national Teatro Colon to reopen with performance by Colombian-born London ballet star
Jul 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s national Teatro Colon to reopen with performance by Colombian-born London ballet star

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombian-born London Royal Ballet star Fernando Montaño will participate in the re-opening of Bogota’s historic theater, Teatro Colon, with a special performance for disadvantaged children in Colombia’s capital on July 24, according  Full Article »

Culture

Colombia to award $100K in ‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ short story competition
Jul 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia to award $100K in ‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ short story competition

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Writers from 13 countries will participate in the first edition of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Spanish-American short story competition in honor of Colombia’s late, great literary legend.

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Bogota kicks off 5th annual film industry fair
Jul 14, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bogota kicks off 5th annual film industry fair

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

One of Latin America’s largest audiovisual industry events, the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM), kicked off on Monday in Colombia’s capital. 

Culture

Medellin heats up for Colombia’s Salsa Festival
Jul 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin heats up for Colombia’s Salsa Festival

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, is gearing up for four days and nights of salsa madness this July 9- 13.

Culture

5 of Colombia’s hottest dances taking place outside the World Cup
Jul 4, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

5 of Colombia’s hottest dances taking place outside the World Cup

posted by Emily Dugdale

Colombia’s national team has impressed the world with the celebratory cumbia dance during the World Cup, but anyone who has peered into a sweaty Cali salsa bar or hung out in a  Full Article »

Culture

72 ‘priceless’ works of art recovered from thieves in southwest Colombia
Jul 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

72 ‘priceless’ works of art recovered from thieves in southwest Colombia

posted by Emily Dugdale

The investigative body of Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office recovered 72 stolen artistic works by 19th-century Colombian artist, Efrain Martinez, national media reported on Thursday.

Culture

World Cup Colombia Vs Japan: Reactions on the streets of Medellin
Jun 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

World Cup Colombia Vs Japan: Reactions on the streets of Medellin

posted by Melanie Bencosme

With every goal, cars honked and people wearing bright yellow soccer jerseys flooded the bar-filled streets of Laureles, Medellin. Children joined in and a car filled with girls in the backseat chanted,  Full Article »

Culture

Medellin hosts 8th Edition of International Tango Festival
Jun 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin hosts 8th Edition of International Tango Festival

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, brings the 8th consecutive edition of the International Tango Festival from June 24 until June 28.

Culture

Medellin to host 12th edition of ‘Fiesta de la Musica’
Jun 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin to host 12th edition of ‘Fiesta de la Musica’

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, will celebrate the “Fiesta de la Musica” on Saturday, the 12th edition of the city’s biggest music event. 

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