Music of the Americas: Colombia
En Casa features a week of Colombian musicians curated by Yalilé Cardona-Alonso.
Born in Bogotá, Cardona-Alonso studied communication, journalism, and singing at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She continued her musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London, where she won the Early Music Prize of the Century Fund. She has been seen on the opera stage in roles from Dido and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), to Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). She also completed a master’s in cultural management at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and founded CardonArt, an agency originally focused on connecting central Europe and Latin America, and is now extending to new territories. In 2018 Cardona-Alonso was appointed co-director of the Festival Internacional de Música Clásica de Bogotá.
For her week, Cardona-Alonso selected a group of fellow Colombian musicians living at home and abroad who sent us music in a variety of styles crossing over between classical and popular music.