chocquibtown nuqui

  2016 has been another cracking year for Colombian music, both mainstream and underground. Artists such as Shakira, Maluma, J. Balvin, Bomba Estereo and ChocQuibTown continued to dominate music charts at home and abroad, whilst exciting lesser-known Colombian talent like La Tromba Bacalao, Meridian Brothers, Los Piranas, Romperayo and Ghetto Kumbe also released some wonderful music. […]

vallenato festival valledupar colombia

  The northern Colombian city of Valledupar is famous for a few things and, although not especially well-known by travelers to Colombia, is especially iconic for it’s status as the birthplace and spiritual home of vallenato music, a traditional folk music form which has become arguably Colombia’s most popular musical genre (at least within the country). And […]


  Last night’s Latin Grammys certainly belonged to Colombia: Colombian artists performed at the ceremony – Bomba Estereo (with Will Smith!), ChocQuibTown, and J. Balvin – and some of these same Colombian artists all took home awards. In fact, Colombia walked away with a total of 8(!) awards at the 2015 Latin Grammys, making them the […]

seleccion colombia ras tas tas

A year can be defined by a lot of things…jobs, travels, people, homes; but of course music is one of those things that always brings you back to a moment in time. In Colombia, there is no shortage of talent, flavor, creativity and passion when it comes to music. Since moving here at the beginning […]

  Colombia is not just a country of pristine beaches, whitewashed Andean towns, deep jungles and soaring mountains…I mean, it is all of those things, but there is so much more to the country than just it’s natural spectacles. Probably my favorite element of living in Colombia is the music that seems to ooze (finally, […]

Jazz al Parque 2014

  We’ve had Rock al Parque and Salsa al Parque, and this week sees the return of Jazz al Parque to Bogota. This year the festival takes place between Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 of September in a variety of locations, including Universidad de los Andes and the Cuban Jazz Cafe. The main festival lineup […]

Chongo de Colombia

  It’s Friday again! So, once again, it’s time to dance, party and generally celebrate the weekend! Last weekend was a particularly great one because it saw a fantastic live performance at La Negra in Bogota by Chongo de Colombia and his wonderfully talented gang of musicians (including one of the best trumpet players this […]