Colombia’s Music Revolution

A revolution in Colombian music is bringing a variety of new talent and sounds to the airwaves and concert venues. Here are 10 bands worth knowing.

An Introduction to Cumbia

Originating along Colombia’s Caribbean coast, cumbia is the heartbeat of Latin America, and one of the region’s most popular music genres.

An Introduction to Porro

Porro is a type of music that is part of the cumbia ensemble, which is made up of four different types of music: cumbia, gaita, puya and porro.

An Introduction to Vallenato

Vallenato originates from Caribbean villages in the Valledupar region of Colombia. Carlos Vives is today’s best known vallenato singer.

Juan Deraout: DJ, Producer and Founder of Intelligent Division

An interview with Juan Deraout, DJ, music producer and Founder of Intelligent Division, a techno collective based in Medellín.

Underground Techno and House in Medellín

Medellín has a thriving underground techno and house scene, and has been dubbed the techno capital of South America.

Gotas de Lluvia – Grupo Niche

Que Alguien Me Diga – Gilberto Santa Rosa

Gilberto Santa Rosa is a Puerto Rican salsa singer known as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (The Gentleman of Salsa). He’ll be playing a concert in Medellín Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Introduction to Bachata

With its origins dating back to 1960s Dominican Republic, bachata is a sensual music and dance which has only recently begun to grow in popularity.

Manifiestate – Alberto Stylee ft. Dani y Magneto

Filmed on location in Parque Ciudad del Rio.