FolkCOLOMBIA is dedicated to promoting and nurturing the diversity and vitality of Colombian traditional arts in New York City. The initiative was led by a committee of master artists and cultural advocates in New York’s vibrant Colombian community and focused on revitalizing Colombian music, dance and theater traditions and helping them continue to hold contemporary significance.
Founded in 2010, FolkCOLOMBIA connects Colombians living in NY with their extraordinary heritage and presents public programs that share the artistry of leading Colombian performers with the general public. We currently have two core public programs: The FolkCOLOMBIA Festival and FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela/School of Dance and Music.
On a recent Saturday morning, a small room at the Jackson Heights Community United Methodist Church in Queens, New York is bustling with young children.