About The Festival

About The Festival

Festival ColorEs Colombia


3 – 14 October 2018 – The Netherlands

Several days dedicated to the Colombian culture

Concerts – Art – Lectures – Documentarys

From 3 to 14 October 2018.

Locations:  Bimhuis, Amsterdam – De Doelen, Rotterdam – Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam – De Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam – Instituto Cervantes, Utrecht – Amsterdamse Academische Club – Círculo Cervantes, Mastricht

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Festival initiator and band leader Jaime Rodríguez

During recent visits to Colombia I was overwhelmed by the multitude of new music groups. I was particularly surprised by the high quality level and the innovativeness and creativity of the young generation who created today’s music, yet with a typical Colombian sound. I’d love the world to get acquainted with this new music.’




About the first 2016 edition

From 8 to11 December 2016 the first ColorEs Colombia festival took place in five different venues in The Netherlands. Focus of the festival is on ‘New Colombian Music’. Main guests are the outstanding Guafa Trio and the young and sparkling folkore-band La Jagua. Two double bills, two concerts and one schoolconcert. An art exibition and a lecture on new developments in Colombian music. And more on the way…

The music programme emphasizes the musical diversity of Colombia. All four distinct areas – the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the Andes and the Eastern Llanos – have developed their own music styles, instrumentation and rhythms. Today young musicians embrace all these traditions and create new, modern styles of their own. Colombia is so much more than Cumbia!

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