Musician Zenén Zeferino has written a children’s book to teach the younger generation about the musical genre of Son Jarocho. He speaks to CUNY TV’s “Nueva York.” Also featured on the episode: the role Instituto Cervantes plays in the lives of Hispanics, and Colombian immigrant writer Matilde Galeano tells her story.
As the Colombian government may be signing a peace accord ending a five-decade conflict with the FARC guerrillas, El Diario talks with a hopeful but wary community.
The latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” features three artists who tell stories through photography, music and movies. And a mother and son who went from selling goods out of a van to owning a bodega and restaurant in Williamsburg.
Demonstrators protested the imprisonment of a Venezuelan opposition leader and the deportation of more than 1,000 Colombians at the UN headquarters, El Diario reports.
Renowned Colombian photographer Nereo López was just a few days shy of his 95th birthday when he passed away Aug. 25 in Upper Manhattan. Queens Latino remembers the New Yorker and his 70 years of taking photos.
For more than 40 years, immigrants from Montenegro, Colombia, have settled in Morristown, New Jersey, finds El Diario.
Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.
Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.
Three Venezuelans ended a hunger strike in front of the United Nations headquarters in protest against human rights violations in their country, El Diario reports.
The dozens of members of Batala NYC, described as an “Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band,” will celebrate the group’s third birthday at “The Carnival Project” in Gowanus.
Jesús Hidalgo speaks about his “medicine music” before performing at the Teatro LATEA on May 9 and 10.
Sombra Negra (Black Shadow), a violent gang born in Ecuador, is also active in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Middle school students from Sunset Park got to spend a week studying the flora and fauna of the Amazon, reports Brooklyn Daily.
Queens Latino reports on Colombians in New York who marched in support of efforts in Havana to bring a peaceful resolution to the decades long conflict between the government and the insurgency in Colombia.
The language is one of only four languages for which enrollment has been growing at the university level.