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Celebrating Colombia at the New Orleans Jazz Festival 2024

  • Colombia will be the guest country at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2024, celebrating its diverse and rich culture. 175 Colombian artists will showcase the best of Colombian music through rhythms such as salsa, cumbia, champeta, vallenato, chirimía, currulao, and “Canciones de vaquería” or cowboy songs.

 

  • In addition to the performances on the festival's 14 stages, there will be daily parades and musical "comparsas" with Colombian bands, immersive cultural experiences by indigenous and Afro-Colombian artisans, and delight themselves with traditional Colombian cuisine.

 


New Orleans – Washington D.C., March 26, 2024.

 


The 2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate Colombia with over 175 Colombian artists and a dedicated Cultural Exchange Pavilion to promote our country’s rich cultural traditions.

 

Over two consecutive weekends, 25-28 April, and 2-5 May, over 500,000 festivalgoers will have a first-hand experience of Colombia, The Country of Beauty, through some of Colombia’s best-known artists, and culture bearers, such as Grupo Niche, Bomba Estéreo, Jacobo Vélez y La Mambanegra, Los Cumbia Stars, Kombilesa Mi, Matachindé, Rancho Aparte, Agrupación Changó, Gregorio Uribe, Cimarrón, and Gaita Loop, among others.

 

Colombia, the cultural powerhouse of Latin America, brings to New Orleans a celebration of salsa, cumbia, champeta, vallenato, chirimía, currulao, and vaquería songs, among others. In addition to the performances on the festival's 14 stages, attendees will be able to enjoy daily parades to honour Colombia's vibrant spirit, immersive cultural experiences by indigenous and Afro-Colombian artisans, and the best of Colombia’s traditional cuisine.

 

“We are thrilled that Colombia will be the guest country at the Jazz & Heritage Festival 2024, also to have such exceptionally talented artists and artisans showcasing the rich diversity of our culture. At the Festival, we’ll celebrate Colombia: The Country of Beauty and share our passion for music and the vibrancy of our nation with the people of New Orleans and across the United States” said Ambassador Daniel Avila, Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of Colombia in the United States.

 

The support of the Government of Colombia to the Festival’s Cultural Exchange Pavilion Program aims to promote dialogue and artistic integration between Colombia and the United States, by fostering creative and artistic exchange spaces to connect African diaspora in the Americas. Colombia’s participation in this year’s festival was made possible through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Knowledge, the Embassy of Colombia in the United States.








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