Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This year's Vallenato king to meet with the Pope in Rome

The accordion, the instrument that centuries ago traveled to our Colombian shores and gave rise to one of the most original musical expressions, vallenato, starts a journey to its home continent, Europe.

In order to show the Italian public vallenato music, the first European Vallenato festival is being arranged June 1-2 this year.

The Vallenato delegation is headed by the present Vallenato King, Almes Granados, who was on a tour in Norway, organized by the Golden Colombia Foundation in 2009 (photo from the concert in Bergen, Norway).

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