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Colombia celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Updated: May 18, 2021

To recognize and honor the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans in the United States, Colombia joins forces with the United States Agency for Development (USAID) and the Hispanic Employees Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies (HECFAA) in their series of conversations with important Latino and Hispanic voices.

Carolina Oliveros, a Colombian singer from Barranquilla will talk about her indigenous and Afro-descendant roots and influences in her music, as well as her research in Bullerengue, one of the Colombian genres most closely tied to the African heritage.

Colombian Ambassador to the United States Francisco Santos will introduce Carolina highlighting her as a representative of Colombian traditions and culture.

During the conversation Carolina will show case some of her work from Colombia and New York, where she has been working with other colleagues in songs that mixes traditional rhythms and other innovative sounds. The audience will learn about Bullerengue, Tambora, Gaita, and millo flute. All are part of the Colombian coastal rhythms.

When: Tuesday, September 22 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Please join us via Blue Jeans: or dial in: +1 (415) 466-7000 (US) PIN: 2751305 #


USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.


Founded in 1982, the Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies (HECFAA) is a chartered employee resource group (ERG) at USAID and the U.S. Department of State. HECFAA promotes the recruitment, retention, and career advancement of Hispanics and a foreign affairs workforce that reflects the diversity of the United States.


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