A part of a two-day “Feria” to celebrate Independence day produced by Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival in collaboration with  the Consulate of Colombia in NYC.  10am-6pm.  Come hear Cumbia River Band at 11:30am, and stay for Mestizo dance company, Folklore Urbano Orchestra presenting “El Barrio Project” at 2pm, concluding with the renowned “La Toma” in town from Medellin, Colombia at 4:00pm.


10:00 doors opening

11:00 Opening and welcoming greeting by Consul General Maria Isabel Nieto, Embajador,

12:00-12:45 – Mestizo Performance

12:45 to 1:30 – Conference on the peace process by General Oscar Naranjo (member of the negotiating team in


1:45 to 2:25 Nicolas Castañeda’s Performance

2:50 to 3:35 Bulla en el Barrio ’s Performance

3:35 to 3:50 Tribute to Lisandro Meza

5:00 to 6:00 La Herencia de Timbiquí

Sunday 17

10:00 Mass for peace

11:05 Cumbia River Band

12:00 Words of Foreign Affairs Ministry (ambassador Higuera)

12:40-1:25 Salsa Choke

2:00 – 2:45 Folklore Urbano Performs
4:00-5:15pm La Toma