Turning Japanese, the connection between Colombia and Japan

We put Colombo-Japanese relations under the spotlight, as we take a look at what brings the two nations together.

Medellín blooms into festival of flowers

Colour, scent, music, parties, flowers: it could only be Feria de las Flores. Medellín is in the midst of its biggest event of the year...
Bogotá Comic Con

Bogotá Comic Con: A convention without contention

Bogotá Comic Con enjoyed great success in its first event in the capital, with plenty of both global and South American talent on show.
Bogota nights out

Nights out

In our newest column we will take a look at some of the great places that the city has to offer. This time we share some of our favourite nights out, whether you’re looking for traditional Colombian vibes, an all-night party or a touch of live music.
Drunk food Colombia

Drunk food: Night out nosh

It’s a worldwide phenomenon that an excess of alcohol often causes a need for nourishment. Whether that be in the small hours of the morning, the day after, or even both, Phoebe Hopson has some top tips to quell your night-time cravings and help you find the best drunk food to put you back on your feet.
Golden Lion Cider

The hike in popularity of cider in Colombia

Cider has arrived in Colombia, providing an appley alternative to beer and guaro. We have a chat with the pioneers who are behind the rise of cider in Colombia.
Rock al Parque

Rock al Parque 2018: Rock rolls into the Park

One of the biggest free festivals in Latin America will fill Parque Simón Bolívar with earth-shattering sounds.
Colombia al Parque

Free music festivals Bogotá: Parks and rock-reation

The capital’s free festival season returns for 2018 with a series of events covering a range of genres.
Colombia Tierra de Sabrosura

New tourist campaign enshrines 9 uniquely Colombian rhythms as Cultural Heritage...

Nine exclusively Colombian rhythms have been declared Cultural Heritage of the Americas, thanks to a tourism campaign run by ProColombia, the government entity in...

Julio Victoria to perform at Planetarium tonight

Acústico Eléctrico Digital is part of an initiative by the Alcaldía de Bogotá, through IDARTES (Instituto Distrital de las Artes), that seeks to invite various artists to perform at the planetarium annually. The purpose of the project is to digitally blend art and music.
Rock al Parque

Rock al Parque 2018: Rock rolls into the Park

One of the biggest free festivals in Latin America will fill Parque Simón Bolívar with earth-shattering sounds.

Going back to the start: A young Botero returns home

The latest exhibition to open at the Museo Nacional features the early work of Colombia's most famous artist, Fernando Botero in 'El joven maestro. Botero, obra temprana (1948-1963)'.
Colombia al Parque

Free music festivals Bogotá: Parks and rock-reation

The capital’s free festival season returns for 2018 with a series of events covering a range of genres.
sacrifiXio

sacrifiXio, or the Transmutation of Grief

Choreographer and educator Álvaro Restrepo calls sacrifiXio: la consagración de la Paz a 'choreographic oratory' to the Colombian peace process.

Interview with Joe Bataan

Bogotá’s city centre is awash with music, as a whole variety of musical genres get the chance to shine at Festival Centro. One of the big names in the world of Latin soul, the African-American-Filipino Joe Bataan is certainly not one to be missed. He took some time out to speak to The Bogotá Post.
Víctor Gaviria

Víctor Gaviria: The art of capturing reality

Legendary filmmaker Víctor Gaviria describes how real words can be more powerful than any script as Milagros Oliveros Córdoba finds out more about his journey.

Bogotá’s Festival Centro – Interviews with Joe Bataan, Crack Family and Elkin Robinson

Bogotá’s first celebration of the year, Festival Centro offers a great opportunity to enjoy music from over 50 musicians from Colombia and further afield, María Alejandra Jaramillo speaks to some of the artists involved.
Heaven Shall Burn Rock al Parque 2017

Heaven Shall Burn: Heavy metal politics

German death metallers Heaven Shall Burn are one of the biggest names at this year’s Rock al Parque. Guitarist, Maik Weichert discusses human rights, FARC re-integration and veganism with Oliver Pritchard, showing that those who assume metalheads are simple couldn’t be more wrong.
Song of The Goat, Songs of Lear, Grzegorz Bral

Theatre: Song of The Goat – Songs of Lear – Grzegorz Bral

Director of both Songs of Lear and the Song Of The Goat theatre association, Grzegorz Bral, kindly took some time out between rehearsals in the Auditorio Leon de Greiff to talk to The Bogotá Post about music, theatre and Bogotá.
Colombiafurs

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...
DIBS by Colombia Culture Shock

Graffiti’s new stroke: From the street to the gallery

Maddie Elder meets the brains behind DIBS by Culture Shock, Bogota’s newest cultural space, showcasing the best in local urban art and regenerating the city’s neighbourhoods The...
Ask Jazid, Colombian superstitions

Do you believe in Colombian superstitions?

Every country has its own unique rituals that people use to attract good fortune and repel bad luck. In his latest column, our intrepid agony uncle Jazid Contreras explores some of these quirky Colombian superstitions and the magical thinking behind them.
Sin Palabras

Sin Palabras: A bar that’s worth a thousand words

Sin Palabras is a new café-bar on the Séptima, the first café-bar of its kind in Colombia and one of very few in the world designed for deaf people - a fantastic space and it’s totally kitted out to meet the needs of both deaf and hearing guests.