Martín Vejarano, restless explorer of Afro-Colombian music and leader of La Cumbiamba eNeYé has a new brainchild: CHIA’s Dance Party, an ensemble of percussion and brass that produces an exciting blend of Colombian rhythms, jazz and contemporary music. Here’s my interview with Vejarano on Contraportada.
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José Simián (1975) is a New York-based bilingual marketer, content strategist and editor. His articles and columns on politics, media and culture have been published by the New York Daily News, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated Latino, Billboard en Español, Latina, Qué Pasa, Etiqueta Negra, La Tercera and El Mercurio. He is also the host and producer of Contraportada, a weekly interview segment with Latino artists and intellectuals on 24-hour news cable station NY1 Noticias, and Executive Editor of Manero. Before becoming a writer, José worked as a lawyer (JD Universidad de Chile, 2002; LLM Columbia University, 2005) and taught Jurisprudence and Law and Literature in Chile. He lives in Brooklyn. View all posts by José Simián