Colombian New York

Colombian New York is Cumbia,  Salsa, and Tango. We bring art, Broadway, telenovelas, literature, coffee, and flowers. Drink Aguardiente with us.

“On Your Feet!” is leaving Broadway August 20 (Review)

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
Marquis Theatre
210 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

A Bronx Tale is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
Times Square Broadway
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

The Museum Mile Festival is an open house into the diversity of New York City

Street party and free museum admission
Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Repertorio Español is Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

138 East 27th St, Kips Bay
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (Spanish comedy)
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18
Sin Wifi También Se Vive (Colombian stand-up)

Edmar Castañeda is the Chick Corea of the Andean Harp

Colombian Jazz harpist
Blue Note
131 West 3rd St
Greenwich Village
Tuesday-Sunday
June 6-11, 2017

Grupo Niche is for Cali Pachangueros

Colombian Salsa legends
New York Salsa Festival
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
June 10, 2017

New York Salsa Festival fills an arena with Salsa legends

Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Nieves, Grupo Niche, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Rojas, DLG, Eddie Santiago, Frankie Negron, and Domingo Quiñones, and more
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Colombia Soccer ~ Cameroon vs Colombia

Friendly
Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (Getafe)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Paíto y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava play David Rubenstein Atrium

Colombian native flute band
Lincoln Center
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Free

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Cumbia Jazz King

Colombia party as guest of DJ Geko Jones
Subrosa
63 Gansevoort, Meatpacking
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Neighboring Scenes 2018 contemporary Latin American cinema showcase

Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 2018 TBD

Real Madrid is 2016-17’s best with UEFA Champions League and La Liga wins

Real Madrid vs Manchester United
Peña Madridista NYC
Playwright Irish Pub
27 West 35th St, Chelsea
Sunday, July 23, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan artists
June 21 – August 25, 2017
Fête de la Musique, June 21
Fado to Contemporary, June 24

Shakira finds her way home

Colombian Pop
Chantaje
Billboard Hot Latin Songs #2

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

Phillips’ May auction of Latin American art also benefits Colombian FLORA

Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Venezuelan art on view Saturday-Wednesday, May 20-24 for auction Wednesday, May 24

Tamayo leads Christie’s May Latin American Art auction

Mexican, Colombian, and Costa Rican art and more is on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, Sat, May 20 for auction Wed-Thu, May 24-25.

New York City Ballet’s Spring 2017 season ends with a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spanish dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017

Alex Sensation is New York City’s top Hispanic DJ

Listen to Alex on 97.9 FM Mon-Fri 11am-3pm and Sat nights 6-10pm

Terraza 7 is the heart of NY’s Latin American Jazz scene

World Jazz club and community center in the heart of Latin Queens

Context New York international art fair

Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Art New York is an international contemporary and modern art fair

Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venezuelan galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Frieze New York 2017, NYC’s big May contemporary art fair, is now slightly modern

Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Guatemalan, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries are showing at Randall’s Island, Fri-Sun, May 5-7, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall 2017 season opens with “Swan Lake”

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
September 19 – October 15, 2017
Peter Martins Swan Lake
September 19 – October 1, 2017

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Iván Argote “La Venganza del Amor”

Paris-based Colombian artist
Galerie Perrotin New York
130 Orchard St
Lower East Side
April 27 – June 11, 2017

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

Chinese Jades “Mythical Beasts – The Divinity of Dragons” through Apr 22. Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish work at the AIPAD Photography Show booth #500 Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

Adriana Salgado Neira & Orlando Reyes celebrate 20 years of Tango

Adriana & Orlando celebrate 20 years and the launch of their Personal Tango Programs with a performance at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

Contemporary dance with Mexican, Colombian, and Spanish influences at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Tue-Sat, Apr 18-22, 2017

Mega Mezcla

Tickets go on sale Mar 1 for the concert at Madison Square Garden Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

NYC’s Colombian Musicians Throw a Party to Raise Money for Mocoa Landslide Survivors

Join Alex Sensation, Orquesta Guayacan, Cesar Alvarez, Maria del Rosario, Pacho Velez, Juanos, Ja-Nay, Miguel Horacio, Evenny, Los Iracundos, Braulio Jimenez, Reneco, Nilko Andreas, Gregorio Uribe, Duey Meza, Joridel & more at La Boom in Woodside, Queens, Sun, Apr 9

Cristina Camacho is an incisive artist who makes abstract canvases come alive

The Colombia-born New York artist’s “Tracing the Out of Sight” is at Praxis Gallery in Chelsea, Apr 6 – May 27, 2017

Crown of the Andes

Colombian religious icon
Met Fifth Avenue
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Ongoing

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Maluma Medellín Reggaeton

The Colombian Reggaeton singer-songwriter who recently went #1 in Shakira’s Chantaje featuring Maluma brings his “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” tour to the Hammerstein Ballroom Fri, Mar 17, 2017

American Museum of Natural History

The world’s largest natural history museum with over 33 million specimens, some of which are displayed in 45 exhibition halls, along with a planetarium and a library.

Sotheby’s November Latin American Modern Art auction

Sotheby’s
1334 York Ave
Upper East Side
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

2018 Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards

Live on ABC
March 4, 2018

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

The next show is at Piers 92 94 Mar 8-11, 2018

Grupo Rebolú is Afro-Colombian dance music

The Colombians take over SOB’s in Tribeca Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Chucho Valdés, Jesse & Joy, Ile, Vicente Fernández, and the Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo win 2017 Grammys

Grammy nominees were announced Dec 6, 2016 and awarded Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Nilko Andreas, world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

The Colombian guitarist takes his Rumba Flamenco side project LaMar NYC to Communitea in Long Island City, Fri, Feb 3, 2017

John Leguizamo Riffs a Latin History for Morons

Broadway’s Ghetto Klown digs up historical Latino heroes so his son has something to write a school paper about. At the Public Theater Feb 24 – Apr 23, 2017.

Mateo López “Undo List”

The Colombian artist has his first solo museum show in the United States “Undo List” at The Drawing Center in SoHo Jan 20 – Mar 19, 2017

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

She is in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá, in Boyaca, Colombia. Her feast is Jul 9.

Colombian Independence Day

Celebrate the formation of an independent government that led to independence from Spain in 1819.
July 20, 1810

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Celebrate our Hispanic heritage
September 15 – October 25

Blind Tango

Tango for All’s Diego Blanco and Ana Padron explore the artist’s existential question in this show of Argentine Tango fused with modern dance and theater, with live music by Pedro Giraudo. BAM Fishman Space Thu-Sun, Jan 26-29, 2017

La Novena de Navidad

The nine day Christmas celebration from Dec 16 – 24 is a holiday tradition in Colombia and some Latin cultures

Broadway Week

January – February 2018
2017 tickets went on sale January 5

Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival

This festival of Colombian music and dance is at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village December 3, 2016 from 4-10pm

Christie’s November Latin American Art auction

Christie’s auctions Latin American Art in May and November.

Latin Grammys for music in Spanish or Portuguese

2017 dates to be announced in July

Sofia Vergara

Forbes reports Sofia Vergara, the Colombian-American star of “Modern Family” is the highest paid actor in television

Hot Latin Songs

What we are listening to now

Jorge Mejia

Mejia, the President of Sony/ATV Music for Latin America and the U.S., is also a classical pianist and composer. His first album is “Preludes.”

Copa América Centenario

The South American soccer championship celebrated its centennial in the USA June 3-26, 2016. Chile defeated Argentina to become champions. Chile will represent South America in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

Salt Cathedral

Brooklyn-based ElectroPop fronted by Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada, originally from Bogotá, Colombia.
Berlin
Friday, March 25th at 8pm

Displaced but not Defeated

In this Films BYkids production, 16-year old Colombian María Ceballos tells her personal story about what it is like to be displaced by civil war.
THIRTEEN NYC
Sunday, February 14, 2016 7:30-8pm

Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American cinema showcase
Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 7 – 10, 2016

Lee Koonce, Ballet Hispanico Executive Director, on life, arts, & the Fall season

Ballet Hispanico Executive Director Lee Koonce (Colombian) talks about his career path, classical arts for communities, and Ballet Hispanico’s Fall 2015 Season.

El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Review)

The first stage production of the Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece by Caridad Svich

Bella Vista Project

Pajarillo Pinta’o presents the “Bella Vista Project,” a week-long series of dance,…

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos receives Americas Society’s highest award

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the America’s Society’s highest honor,…

REVIEW: La más grande historia jamás cantada

By Keith Widyolar The first original Colombian musical, “La más grande historia…

La más grande historia jamás cantada Parade

Cast members from “La más grande historia jamás cantada / The most…

The most amazing story ever sung

Jazz at Lincoln Center presented four special performances of “The most amazing…

Colombia is famous for Cumbia, Vallenato and Colombian Salsa. Colombia is the home of Magical Realism in literature. Colombia produces very good telenovelas. You can watch some on Netflix.

Colombian artist Fernando Botero is the most valued contemporary Latin American artist. There are public Botero sculptures in Time Warner Center and at 900 Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.

Colombia is famous for the beauty of its women. New York Latin Culture is inspired by one.

Colombia is a multicultural country with many distinct regional cultures. The old Spanish culture remains strong. In fact the Spanish land grants weren’t broken up until the 1970s.

The capital Bogotá in the Andes has a traditional Spanish culture. Bogotá is famous for the clarity of its language. If you want to learn Spanish, try to learn from an upper-class Colombian from Bogotá. People will think you speak really good Spanish. Bogotá is a political capital like Washington D.C.

Most Colombian New Yorkers come from Medellín. It’s the Colombian business capital  in the same way that New York City is the business capital of the United States. “Paisas” are famous for their fast-talking business acumen. Medellín has a Tango culture like Argentina. Carlos Gardel, the iconic Tango singer, died in a plane crash in Medellín.

Cali is the home of Colombian Salsa. The stage version is popular. At house parties in Colombia, everybody wants to dance with Caleños.

The Atlantic Coast has a Caribbean culture with Cumbia, Porro, and Mapalé. The city of Barranquilla is one of the few Latin American cities that was built by the people. It was not built by the Spaniards. Cartagena is a beautiful old coastal Spanish city. It is famously the setting for the Gabriel García Márquez classic “Love in the Time of Cholera.” It would be nice to retire in Cartagena some day.

The Pacific Coast has an African culture with Currulao.  Colombia has an Amazonián culture similar to Brazil’s.

Colombia also has an Orinoquía culture. That region is similar to the Great Plains in the middle of the United States. The Colombian Harp is from there.

There is an Insular culture associated with Colombia’s Caribbean and Pacific islands. The San Andrés islands in the Caribbean have a Reggae culture.

Now that Colombia has found peace, it is a great place to visit and enjoy the country’s many cultures.

There are public Fernando Botero sculptures in Time Warner Center and on the Upper East Side. Dulce Vida Cafe in the Upper East Side and Empanada Mama on the Lower East side serve different takes on Colombian food.

Colombia is also present on Broadway. Colombian dancer Sergio Trujillo did the choreography for “Jersey Boys,” “On Your Feet!,” and “A Bronx Tale.” Colombian journalist Ernesto Londoño sits on the New York Times Editorial Board. Ximena, the muse of New York Latin Culture is Colombian.


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