Street Sounds: Exploring Afro-Colombian Música Callejera

Oíaymelo

By 08 December, 2012

It’s been almost a year since this project began, and I am more than happy to say that the 42-minute documentary, entitled Oíaymelo, is finally finished. Before writing a little about it, I’d first like to say how... Read Article

Representation, Trust, and Meaning

By 15 July, 2012

Having been back from Colombia for a few months now, I am currently finishing up editing the footage for the documentary, a process that should be reaching an end relatively soon. In case you forgot, my project not... Read Article

The Story Inside the Rhythm: Cumbia

By 12 February, 2012

Today cumbia is easily one of the most internationally popular Latin American musical genres. It’s true, the genre did blow up all around the world in the 1960s, gaining huge levels of popularity across the globe. Many different... Read Article

Candelaviva

By 06 February, 2012

Almost every evening I’ve been going to Plaza de los Coches to spend time with the different folclor colombiano music and dance groups that play in the streets of el centro histórico throughout the night. There have usually... Read Article

History Lessons in Bogotá

By 10 January, 2012

Spending a week in this country’s beautiful capital, Bogotá, was quite an experience. Housed by a “typical” (in their words) middle-class Colombian family in a neighborhood called América Occidental, I couldn’t help but take note of the sheer... Read Article

Beginnings

By 29 December, 2011

Just hours shy of arriving in Colombia and I can feel the excitement and buzz humming around my ears. In some strange way, I can already hear the rhythms popping from the interactions between hand and drum –... Read Article