Estereo picnic 2016

Estereo Picnic 2016 line up announced

The line-up for 2016’s Estereo Picnic festival has been announced, with a number of top bands heading to Colombia for the first time, including headliners Florence + The Machine, British folk sensations Mumford & Sons and hip hop legend Snoop Dogg.
Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá is awash with streets, and even whole neighbourhoods, where just one item or service, and pretty much nothing else, can be purchased. Chris Erb discovers that there are districts for everything from pets, electronics, leather, printers and hairdressers to concentrations of restaurants selling the exact same thing.
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Ten must-see Colombian films

As we are in the midst of an exciting new era in Colombian cinema, The Bogota Post takes a look at the history of the national industry and picks out some of the most memorable movies made in Colombia.
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What to do in Bogotá in 2017

From free concerts in the park to top class international art fairs, you can be sure there won’t be a dull moment this year in the capital. Laura Brown shares some of her top entertainment picks for what to do in Bogotá in 2017.
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Seven years of fluff in the city

Fayida Jailler gets to know members of, Colombiafurs, Bogotá’s ‘furry’ community and discovers an anthropomorphic subculture When I turned up to the seventh anniversary of...
Rock al Parque 2016

Bogotá rocks: Rock al Parque 2016

Every year, Bogotá hosts a whole cavalcade of free or subsidised cultural events, but without a doubt the biggest is Rock al Parque. With the full line up now confirmed, Oli Pritchard looks ahead to the 2016 festival and some of the bands who will be playing.
Video Club

Video killed the electronic star

The city’s latest offering seeks to go against the grain of the typical electronic venues. Azzam Alkadhi meets the owners of Video Club to...
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Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Exactly how 2015 has come to such a rapid end is beyond the team at The Bogotá Post - it might have something to...

New Year’s Eve parties

If you’re in Bogota and stuck for a plan, be grateful that you’re in the capital, as there are at least a few events...
Tejo Bogotá

Tejo: A banging good time

There is something intrinsically Colombian about the explosive sport of tejo. Ángela Forero-Aponte goes beyond the gunpowder and alcohol to understand more about this unique activity with roots that go back to pre-colonial times.

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Heaven Shall Burn: Heavy metal politics

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Rock al Parque 2017

Rock al Parque 2017 preview

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Andino bombing kills three in Bogotá

One French woman and two Colombians were killed in the Andino bombing that exploded in the popular shopping centre on Saturday June 17 at 5pm. Authorities promise to bring those responsible to justice.

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