Introduction Colombian Culture

When it comes to Colombian culture, there are some obvious things that come to mind. Colombian Music with international artists such as Shakira, Juanes and Colombian music such as Vallenato with Carlos Vives, the infamous Reggaeton, Musica LLanera...

=> Dance is also part of the Colombian DNA with of course Colombian Salsa, Cumbia, Mapale...
..........................................................................................................................................

For more classical art forms, Colombian litterature is incarnated by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Márquez and paintings and sculptures by the famous Antioquian Fernando Botero.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, biggest Colombian writer
But this is just the tip of the iceberg, there's a lot more to discover from a country of 46 million people with a history dating back 3,500 years.

Colombian cinema although a small industry has some really quality films like the famous Maria Full of Grace. Watching Colombian films is also a great way to understand the country and its chaotic past before travelling there.

..........................................................................................................................................

The contemporary music scene is diverse and booming with hip hop artists such as Chocquibtown or world-class Electro-Rock band Bomba Estereo.

Alejandro Obregon - The Dead Student (1956)

Bogotá is host to the biggest theatre festival in the world every 2 years: the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá.

=> With such a past and more a growing tourism industry, Colombia invested a lot in its museums and now every major city has its Museo de Oro.

..........................................................................................................................................

Leave your comments

0

Comments

  • No comments found

Did you know?

Many cultural events and traditions were born out of race "conflicts". Carnivals for example became an opportunity for all classes and colors to congregate without prejudice.

Did you know?

According to the New Economic Foundation studies, Colombia has the second happiest population of the World.

Search for the Best Hotels in Colombia

Check-in Date

Check-out Date

Off2 Colombia Blog

You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials