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.

Buenos Aires: Underrated and Undiscovered

Ryan explores Buenos Aires, a comuna just east of downtown Medellin.

Medellin Events: February

A list of Medellin Events for February 2014, including local concerts, sporting events, meet-ups, and more.

A Bermuda Triangle in Bogota

Bogotá boasts its own version of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the city in which many travelers just hope to pass through without getting lost.

The 10 Best Bars and Clubs in Medellín

Writer’s note: This is the fourth story in a monthly series on the “best of” Medellín and the surrounding area. To read the third story, click here.  This post was updated on March 14, 2015. We do our best to keep information current, however, nightlife venues tend to have a short lifespan in Medellín. Please double-check […]

A Surprisingly Good Time at a Hole In the Wall Bar

Saturday Night – Fonda de la 65 with San Juan (44) Many places that have been reviewed are joints that can be considered “hot spots”.  Clubs where you can find attractive women, salsa dancing, fancy food that tastes OK, but costs a fortune and listen to live music. But this is where the upscale locals […]

Willie Colon & Ruben Blades – Plastico

A salsa classic, and a lot of fun to dance to, this is Plastico performed live by Willie Colon and Ruben Blades. My favorite part in the song is around 6:30 when they start doing shout-outs to the various Latin countries, including Colombia!

David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Chick

I remember hearing the unedited version of this song in a taxi on the way back to Guatape from El Penol. And I remember thinking “damn, I can’t believe this song is on the radio!” The beat immediately had me hooked, and I later discovered the song was by David Guetta, a French DJ, along […]

Juan Luis Guerra – Bachata En Fukuoka

Toward the end of my stay in Medellin last year, I began to ask Yamile, my dance instructor, to help me with my bachata. This was the song she’d often play, and now whenever I hear it, I’m transported back to the dance studio. Given Fukuoka is a city in Japan, it’s fitting that I […]

Gilberto Santa Rosa – Yo No Te Pido