Features

In-depth stories on Colombia from our international team of writers and photographers.

Baudillo Cuama, marimba maker

The marimba maker

Baudillo Cuama, a performer and producer of marimbas, explains the instrument's significance to Afro and Pacific culture.
Milton Coleman, Senior Editor at The Washington Post

20 Questions: on the news

Milton Coleman, Senior Editor at The Washington Post talks journalism, Latin America and freedom of expression.
Professor Malcolm Deas by Piers Calvert

Colombia by Deas

From Oxford to creating the Latin American Centre, Malcolm Deas helped shape an understanding of Colombia's history.
Fernando Trujillo

Dolphin man

Fernando Trujillo, winner of the 2007 Whitley Prize, leads initiatives in the Colombian Amazon to help save river dolphins.
Dione and Paul Gervis

20 Questions: 50 years later

Celebrating half a century in Colombia, Dione and Paul Gervis made a commitment to a lifestyle and friends in the tropics.
Alex von Loebell, founder of BioPlaza

20 Questions: green destiny

Alex von Loebell came to Colombia to help the family farm. Now he runs BioPlaza, health food stores leading a food revolution.
Toto la Momposina

Voice of Colombia

One of Colombia's most recognized musicians, Totó la Momposina is a link between the nation's cultural past and future.
Karent Hinestroza

My name is ‘Chocó’

With two major releases, Afro-Colombian actress Karent Hinestroza is one of the nation's fastest rising young stars.
Cesar Lopez with his escopetarra

Rock revolutionary

César López is a composer with a mission. His gun-guitar shows how music can replace the madness of war.
Hans Blumenthal

Hans on the land

Hans Blumenthal, creator of the National Peace Prize has embarked on a new mission to empower farmers.
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

Kings of gaita

From Tokyo to the fields of Bolívar, the legendary Gaiteros de San Jacinto share Colombia's unique musical traditions.
Enrique Parejo

Surviving ‘Pablo’

Enrique Parejo endured the slaughter of colleagues during the M-19 attack on the Palace of Justice and survived an assassination attempt by Pablo Escobar.
Anandita Basu

20 Questions: La ‘Anandita’

Anandita Basu teaches her students how to shake a leg. The director of Fundación Kalakendra is enriching ties between her native India and Colombia.
Angelika Helberger Frobenius

Helberger, Colombia’s pioneer of aviation

Angelika Helberger left post-war Germany for Colombia where she became the first female commercial pilot in the Americas.
Valeriano Lanchas

Valeriano Lanchas: the baritone from Bogotá

With back to back performances lined up well into next year, Bogotá native Valeriano Lanchas is quickly becoming Colombia's biggest opera star.

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