Nia Murillo or the Afro Design Revolution in Colombia
Nia Murillo’s first sewing machine arrived at her home wrapped in a gift box, on February 13, 2001, when the…
The Story of the Black President that Colombia Erased from its History
(06/10/2019) Colombia had a black president comparable to Barack Obama himself, whose legacy is still unknown in many spheres of…
The Black Musicians Who have Put Colombia on the Map
(5/29/2019) The members of the band Chocquibtown are from El Chocó, a region in the Colombian Pacific where biodiversity reigns,…
Colombian Fashion Seeks Inspiration in the Country´s Ancestral Legacy
In the Emberá Chamí indigenous community, established in different regions of the Colombian mountain range, “chaquira” beadwork (bead weaving) is…
Colombia and the Artistic Footprint of Its Black Population
Miss Balantas´ designs have toured different fairs organized by the Colombian textile industry.
10 Best Places to Visit in Colombia
Popayan is one of Colombia’s most impressive colonial cities. Located in southwestern Colombia, it is sometimes called the “Ciudad Blanca” (White City) because its buildings are chalk-white. Founded in 1537, its mild climate in the Valle de Cauca quickly attracted wealthy Spanish families who built mansions, schools, churches and monasteries. The city is famous for its Maundy Thursday procession as well as its nightlife. The Iglesia de Ermita is the city’s oldest church, built in 1546, while the Iglesia de San Francisco lays claim to being the most beautiful. Popayan’s tranquility and charm make it a good place to chill out.
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