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Afro-Colombian funeral songs officially become national treasures
Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Afro-Colombian funeral songs officially become national treasures

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Afro-Colombian dirges and funeral rites from the Pacific Choco state have been added to the official list that recognizes Colombia’s cultural heritage, the Ministry of Culture announced Tuesday.

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Anthrax, Black Label Society to headline Colombia’s 20th annual rock festival
Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Anthrax, Black Label Society to headline Colombia’s 20th annual rock festival

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Eighty-seven rock and metal bands from Colombia and around the world, including US bands Anthrax and Black Label Society, will descend on Colombia’s capital city August 16 to 18 for Bogota’s three-day Rock  Full Article »

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Cali’s 9th annual World Salsa Festival in full swing, more popular than ever
Jul 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Cali’s 9th annual World Salsa Festival in full swing, more popular than ever

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Cali is in full swing this week for its 9th annual World Salsa Festival, where more than 5,000 dancers have been participating in workshops and arduous competitions, according to Colombia’s official tourism  Full Article »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.

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