Fill out your data to get our latest news and publications

    Colombian artists to watch

    Colombian music is popular worldwide, with chart-topping artists including Shakira, Carlos Vives and Juanes much-celebrated for their success. Nowadays there […]

    Colombian music is popular worldwide, with chart-topping artists including Shakira, Carlos Vives and Juanes much-celebrated for their success. Nowadays there is new crowd of Colombian artists emerging, many from the independent scene, who have seen their work propelled onto the international stage. Here we present a selection of the ones to watch:

    Martina “La Peligrosa”

    Martha Liliana López Llorente is a reality show star made good. She started her showbiz career in acting before competing in Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s Que Viva La Chosen. Nowadays the popstar, from Cordoba, is a social network sensation, signed to SONY Music with songs including Como La Manana and Que Malo. She’s also a judge on Colombian talent show Tu Cara Me Suena (Your Face is Familiar).

    Manuel Medrano

    Manuel Medrano is Colombia’s answer to Jack Johnson. He has been singing and playing his guitar since the age of 16, learning the ropes on Bogota’s bar and nightclub circuit. Medrano, from Cartagena, has since performed at some of Colombia’s biggest music festivals and opened the stage for Ed Sheeran at his concert in Bogota.  His singles include Bajo el Agua and El Swing de la Propuesta.

    Juan Pablo Vega

    Juan Pablo Vega was nominated for “Best New Artist” at the Latin GRAMMYs in Las Vegas after releasing his first album, Nada Personal. Vega, from Bogota, also started singing in bars and clubs before he sent a demo album to a producer. He has since won several national awards for his music, a fusion of rock, reggae, soul and rock, and received millions of YouTube hits.


    Esteman (ThisMan in English) is a pop star with a difference. Esteban Mateus, from Bogota, was a musical theatre fan and performance artist until he caused a sensation with No te metas a mi Facebook (Don’t hack my Facebook) The song and its retro video went viral and Esteman has since released his first album, 1er Acto. He has performed at festivals worldwide and describes his Esteman persona as the “anti-popstar”.

    If you want to know more about Colombia, please visit:

    What do you know about Colombian contemporary art?

    Colombia: Land of a thousand rhythms

    Colombians that are making this a better world

    1/5 - (1 vote)
    Artículos recomendados

    The Colombian warmth arrived at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo

    Japan will not only discover the strength and unique charisma of Colombian athletes, they will also enjoy experiences that will...
    Sports, Baseball, Édgar Rentería, Colombia

    Colombia’s Baseball Stars

    In 1902, Lou Castro became the first Colombian ever to play major league baseball in the United States and, since...

    5 Colombian designers, international trendsetters

    100% Colombian fashion design has won over runways and red carpets with talented designers like Esteban Cortázar, who has dressed...
    carlos vives, Colombia, talento, Santa Marta

    Carlos Vives, a great ambassador for Colombian folklore

    The artist from Santa Marta was the first Colombian to receive a Grammy. 
    Colombian music, Calixto ochoa, vallenato, colombian culture

    Five songs to celebrate the life of Calixto Ochoa

    Vallenato is one of the cornerstones of Colombian music and vibrates with the sentiment, tradition and folklore of the country’s...
    Colombian soprano, Catalina Cuervo, Singer, Talent, Art

    Five Colombian sopranos excelling in international lyric theater

    Since the 17th century, with the birth of opera in Florence, Italy, the top protagonists in music were no longer...
    Colombiam songwriter, Talent, music, Literature, Music stars

    Songbirds: Colombia's rising songwriting stars

    Colombia is a country well-known for its love of music and literary pursuits and now it seems the two arts...

    A trip to the origin of Colombian coffee

    Before keeping on reading, we recommend you serve yourself a good cup of Colombian coffee, ‘cause if there’s one thing...
    restaurants in bandres carne de res, restaurants, cuisine, food, dishes, colombia, bogota, chef, zona g

    Five restaurants you cannot miss in Colombia

    Colombia’s capital is undergoing a food revolution that’s attracting admirers across the globe, with innovative new restaurants unafraid to return...
    Ruven Afanador, Colombian photographer, fashion photographers, Colombian talent, Celebrity photographer

    Ruven Afanador: Colombian Celebrity photographer

    With his dramatic style, full of contrasts, Colombian photographer Ruven Afanador’s work has graced the covers of the world’s top...