Asia Pacific Music Meeting 2021
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UlsanAPaMM Locality - Colombian Andean music (música andina colombiana)

Katie James & Camilo Giraldo 케이티 제임스 & 까밀로 히랄도

Katie James is an artist of Irish origin, who has lived in Colombia from a young age. Her music is a result of mixing traditional celtic sounds, rhythms from the mountains of Colombia and the blues she learned to love through her family. Camilo Giraldo is a musician who stands out for his versatility in the field of composition, production and interpretation of Guitar.

  • Profile
    Katie James is an anglo/Irish singer and songwriter and guitar player who was raised in Colombia. She grew up in a small alternative community in the Andean Mountains, listening to a variety of Irish, blues and folk music but also the traditional rhythms and melodies of her neighbours. And it has strongly influenced her compositions where she naturally combines all these elements into fresh sounding and deeply felt songs. In May 2021, she was nominated for the Premios Nuestra Tierra award 'Best folk song of the year'.

    Camillo Hiraldo is a musician who stands out for his versatility in the field of composition, production and interpretation of Guitar. Graduated from ISA (Instituto Superior de Artes, Habana Cuba), where he studied with Leo Brouwer and Tulio Peramo in composition, and instrument, he also received master classes. As well, he has been performed as a guitar soloist in the International concerts such as the Burns Theater (Florida. USA), the National Center of the Arts and the Zócalo (Mexico City) and the Amadeo Roldán Theater (Havana, Cuba).
  • Member
    Katie James (Vocal, Guitar)
    Camilo Giraldo (Guitar)
  • Program
    Music of Katie James is a result of mixing traditional celtic sounds, rhythms from the mountains of Colombia and the blues she learned to love through her family. Her music has recently evolved from European, jazzy compositions, sung in English, to a full embrace of South American rhythms. She also soaked up local Colombian rhythms, such as bambuco, pasillo and guabina. Her music has become steadily more popular in South America. Toitico Bien Empacao, a song in the Colombian bambuco style, went viral in 2019.
  • Career
    Colombia National Museum of Bogota, Blues and Folk Festival, Mompox Jazz Festival, Opening of San Pedro Festival with the Huila Sympohnic Band in Neiva, etc.
    Peru Spanish Cultural Center of Lima, El Quinque of Arequipa
    Ecuador Teatro Variedades Ernesto Alban of Quito, The Jazz Society of Ecuador, etc.
    Italy International Guitar Festival of Menaggio, Capo Verde in Milan
    Scotland The Roxy Assembly, The Jazz Bar, THe Brig Below, Stamash of Edinburgh
    Netherlands Sofar Sounds in Breda
  • Award
    2021 Nominated for the Premios Nuestra Tierra award 'Best folk song of the year'
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