Colombian Music Painting

I did this painting several months ago when I happened to walk upon this band (Don Abundio y sus Traviesos) playing spontaneously at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, which is where I took the photo for inspiration. The band is an ensemble from the Caribbean side of Colombia that plays intoxicating percussion rhythms,Continue reading “Colombian Music Painting”

Musical and Cultural Inspiration for Painting – Vallenato from Colombia

Inspiration from Smithsonian Folklife Festival This past weekend my wife, a friend and I went to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, an annual festival whose goal is to strengthen and preserve diverse, authentic, living traditions – both old and new. ¬†This year has 3 focuses – Rythm and Blues, the Peace Corps (it’sContinue reading “Musical and Cultural Inspiration for Painting – Vallenato from Colombia”

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