Colombian Remix: Sounds From The Bogota Music Market

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Bogota-based band Curupira performing on stage. (Courtesy of BOmm)
Bogota-based band Curupira performing on stage. (Courtesy of BOmm)

Colombia is known to musicians as "the land of a thousand rhythms." Home to a diverse set of Latin American folk genres, today Colombian musicians are fusing their roots with pop, jazz and rock.

Public radio contributor Betto Arcos explored those sounds at the annual Bogota Music Market, and shared some of his top picks with Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti.

Music From The Segment

Nelda Piña Y La Boa, "Viejos Tiempos" (Animal, 2015)

Curupira, "La Gaita Nebulosa" (La Gaita Fantástica, 2015)

María Cristina Plata, "Y Pienso en Ti" (Todas las Flores, 2014)

Los Rolling Ruanas, "Paraíso Desconocido" (Origen, 2016)

Grupo Canalon De Timbiqui, "Tía Tortuga O." (Arrullando, 2016)


Betto Arcos, host of the podcast “The Cosmic Barrio.” He tweets @ArcosBetto.

This segment aired on September 23, 2016.



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