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The Lasting Effect of the Mompox Jazz Festival
A lot has been written about our most recent Mompox Jazz Festival held annually now over the first weekend in October. There have been pieces of journalism that are no more than barefaced and brazen adulations for the outgoing governor … Continue reading
Romantic Vallenato Music: Colombia’s Worst Creation?
Subjected in my rural office, to two nearby riverside kiosks intent upon drowning out one another and inflicting the rest of us to raucous, skull splitting and above all tedious strains of romantic vallenato music at all hours of the … Continue reading
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Should’ve Been there, Reflections on the 40th Vallenato Festival
In the background the famed Vallenato accordionist, Alfredo Gutierrez was hammering out a tune with his foot whilst held aloft on the shoulders of five of his band members. In front of me, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper was handing … Continue reading
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