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Colombian Experience Online- Virtual Series

Next Event Is TODAY, May 13th at 6:00 p.m. ET: Cooking with Colombian Chef Juanma Barrientos

Washington, DC — The Embassy of Colombia, in partnership with ProColombia, continues its virtual experiences series with a cooking lesson today night, May 13th, at 6:00 p.m. ET with Colombian Chef Juanma Barrientos, Founder of El Cielo. Click here to register for the event, sponsored by the Young Professionals of the Americas.

This online event is the second in a series designed to bring the world to Colombia as we stay home and take care. The first was a live online salsa lesson, “Ensalsate, Salsa y panela” as part of the World Affairs Councils’ Ideas Summit last week.

“We are grateful to have a virtual platform to connect with friends around the world,” said Ambassador to the United States Francisco Santos. “While we stay home, we must continue learning, experiencing new ways, engaging in productive activities and preparing for the world now and after the pandemic. Our commitment through this Colombian experience Online series is to share the best of Colombia to all of our friends.”

“These virtual series are a great way to take care of ourselves so we can meet again soon,” said President of ProColombia Flavia Santoro. “ProColombia is using different digital tools and platforms to keep connecting Colombia with the rest of the world both in terms of business opportunities and tourism. We are making sure that Americans enjoy our diversity, culture and natural resources from the comfort of their homes.”

Upcoming events in the Colombian Experience Online series are below. You can view all events through Embassy of Colombia Facebook Live

· Cooking with Colombian Chef Juanma Barrientos, Founder of El Cielo

May 13th at 6:00 p.m. ET, sponsored by the Young Professionals of the Americas. Click here to register. See the ingredients list below.

· “Birdwatching in Colombia from Your Couch” with the Audubon Society’s Matthew Jeffrey, WhereNext Bird Expert Chris Bell and wendy Clark, President of Bird Watchers digest.

May 20th at 6:00 p.m. ET. Click here to register.

See and learn about the incredible diversity of Colombian birds, many of which are migrating now to the United States. You may even be able to see some of them out of your real windows.

For an experience now, click here to watch “The Birders: A Melodic Journey Through Northern Colombia,” a documentary produced by WhereNext for ProColombia.

· Book Readings by Gabriel García Márquez and Other Colombian Authors

May 27th at 7:00 p.m. ET. Click here to register. (Spanish)

Listen to Nobel Prize winner reading one of his most famous books in addition to the voices of other Colombian authors from the Hispanic voice archives at the Library of Congress.


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