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Mapping the Colombian music scene - who is doing, what and where?
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company descriptionTHE AGENCY FOR THE NEW COLOMBIAN MUSIC SCENE
Why focus on New Colombian Music Scene artists? All around the world, there are extraordinary artists whose marvelous music I love and listen to with great interest. Nevertheless, there was something special awaiting me.
I began my work adventure with Colombian artists around the year 2000, mainly because I wanted the flourishing local New Colombian Music Scene to be discovered by Europe and by the rest of the world, as if to open a trunk containing an immense treasure. It might seem pretentious, but this seemed absolutely necessary to me. Little was known of a new generation that having been born of armed conflict, was making efforts to save itself. A musical movement had indeed emerged in the 90’s in this environment. These artists valued their roots as well as the musical maestros who preserved and transmitted traditions; yet these young musicians were also well-versed in other genres such as rock and roll, jazz, pop, hip hop and electronic music.
Today, Colombia is a key point in the musical map of influence in all of Latin America. Colombian artists with whom I have worked have won Grammy Awards and other important recognition. Other agencies have selected Colombian artists for their roster. The local musical industry has become stronger and continues to grow. Colombia has renowned festivals specializing in all musical genres as well as cultural and musical marketplaces that attract professionals from all parts of the world. All of these valid reasons motivate me to continue focusing on the New Music Scene in Colombia, while always remaining open to exploring new territories.
By founder CONSUELO ARBELAEZ