Departments of Colombia

  1. Vallenato Legend Rafael Escalona Dies

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colombian composer Rafael Escalona, an icon whose name is synonymous with Colombia’s typical vallenato music, died May 13 of respiratory failure in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 81 years old. A legend in Colombia, where his compositions—including " ...

  2. Colombian Singer/Composer Romulo Caicedo Dies

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer and composer Romulo Caicedo, who passed away at the age of 78 last Sunday, was buried Monday (Dec. 24) in Medellin. According to published reports, the singer was on tour and had played in Colombia and Venezuela before being hospi ...

  3. Colombian Artists Rise Against Violence

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a show of solidarity from the music community, more than 30 Colombian artists will perform three simultaneous concerts in three different cities in the country protesting violence in that country. The roster of announced acts includes Juanes, F ...