Meet Itinerante, a band bringing Colombian Andean music to life : NPR

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Colombian group Itinerante.

Juan Diego Munoz


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Juan Diego Munoz


Colombian group Itinerante.

Juan Diego Munoz

On a recent late afternoon, on the thirteenth floor of an apartment building near downtown Bogotá, the three members of Itinerante rehearse a classic piece of Colombian Andean music from the early 1900s. , called “Juguete”.

At the center of this music, and of this group, are three types of stringed instruments, two of which originate from Colombia. There is the tiple, a guitar-like instrument with twelve steel strings, played by Diego Bahamón, 33, the bandola, a twelve-string mandolin-like instrument played by Mateo Patiño, 24, and the six -Spanish string guitar by Sebastián Martínez, 38 years old.

Elegantly blending influences like Led Zeppelin and Queen, the three quickly moved into the center of the Colombian Andean music scene. They are, according to Paulo Sánchez, director of Teatro ColSubsidio in Bogotá, “bringing the trio format to a superlative level”.

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