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Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be honored in Brussels
Sep 23, 2014 Ξ Comments

Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be honored in Brussels

posted by Matthew Sterne

The European Parliament and the Colombian Embassy will participate in an event dedicated to the life and work of late writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, reported local media.

Culture

Colombia vallenato legend Enrique Diaz dies, aged 69
Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia vallenato legend Enrique Diaz dies, aged 69

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombian vallenato singer, accordionist, and composer Enrique Diaz died in the early hours of Thursday morning at the age of 69, according to local media. 

Culture

Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s branch of the Academy of Arts and Cinematography has chosen the movie ‘Mateo’ to represent the country at the 2015 Oscar Awards.

Culture

Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

60 Colombian musicians launch ‘song for peace’

posted by Matthew Sterne

Sixty Colombian artists from around the country on Tuesday launched the song “Un paso hacia la paz” (A step towards peace) in an attempt to promote peace and end the country’s 50-year-long armed  Full Article »

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Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival

posted by Matthew Sterne

“Escobar: Paradise Lost” tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a Colombian, which turns out to be the niece of the legendary leader of the  Full Article »

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Colombian opera singer lands debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian opera singer lands debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombian opera singer Valeriano Lanchas will play the role of Bartolo in the New York Metropolitan Opera’s “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini, reported local media on Friday.

Culture

Thumbs up to vagina art: Court lifts ban on controversial Bogota exhibition
Sep 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Thumbs up to vagina art: Court lifts ban on controversial Bogota exhibition

posted by Craig Corbett

A court in central Colombia decided to lift the suspension of the Women out of Sight exhibition which had generated controversy for its allusion to women’s private parts.

Culture

Colombian musicians grasp the spotlight in France
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian musicians grasp the spotlight in France

posted by Matthew Sterne

Over 50 different Colombian groups kick-started the Festival d’Ile de France on Sunday, one of France’s most important annual cultural events.

Culture

Richard Clayderman stood up at his own concert in Cartagena
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Richard Clayderman stood up at his own concert in Cartagena

posted by Victoria McKenzie

The northern Colombian city of Cartagena canceled a highly publicized performance by Richard Clayderman on Saturday, leaving the artist and hundreds of fans waiting at the venue.

Culture

Shakira, other Colombia music stars mourn death of Argentina’s rocker Gustavo Cerati
Sep 4, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Shakira, other Colombia music stars mourn death of Argentina’s rocker Gustavo Cerati

posted by Joel Gillin

Shakira and other Colombian superstars joined the world as it mourned on Thursday the death of Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati, who died at the age of 55 after four years in a  Full Article »

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