Proms 2012 Prom 24: BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy Prom 24: BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy

Prom 24: BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy

Played

22:15 Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 Royal Albert Hall

  • Various
  • Vallenato music of northern Colombia (75 mins)

About this event

Now in its third year, BBC Radio 3’s World Routes Academy mentoring project turns to Latin America. Born in London of Colombian descent, 2012’s young apprentice is self-taught 20-year-old accordionist, singer and guitarist José Hernando Arias Noguera. His mentor, the renowned Bogotá-based accordion king Egidio Cuadrado – who brings his own band – is probably best known for his collaborations with Carlos Vives, the Latin American superstar actor-turned-singer. Fusing the folk tradition of vallenato with elements of rock and pop has proved a game-changer for music now enjoyed all over the Spanish-speaking world and beyond.

There will be no interval

José Hernando Arias Noguera accordion
Egidio Cuadrado accordion

Discover the Music Watch video on the BBC news site of José and Egidio performing 

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