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Live from Bogota, Colombia

Make a DIY Instrument & Play Colombian Music

Duration
1 hour
Price
From
Group size
Up to 15 people

Get a Colombian music demonstration with a musician from Bogotá

Gregorio will take you on an interactive musical journey through Colombia, revealing some of the dozens of traditional rhythms that have evolved from Colombia’s tri-cultural fusion of indigenous, African, and Spanish influences. He’ll show you how to make your own Colombian-inspired instruments using materials you already have at home. Together with Gregorio, you’ll build and play your DIY Colombian instrument as you learn all about the beats and folk music of South America. After your performance, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with Gregorio about his career—and even hear about his brushes with fame on the New York City Latin music scene.
Gregorio

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • 2 wooden spoons
  • 1 pot
  • Salt and pepper shaker (cover the holes with tape!)
  • A grater
  • A fork

Reviews

Overall rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 7 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Great experience!
12/13/20 by Ken

I had a great online escape with Gregorio. The class size was small and Gregorio was great at sharing the rhythms and music of Colombia with me. Although we didn't "build our own instrument", we did use a variety of household...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 12/21/2020

Hi Ken, thank you for joining us and for recommending this Escape to others! We appreciate you letting us know how informative and fun it was.

Colombian music
12/13/20 by Lillian

It was great, not what I expected from the title but was way better. Made our Instruments from items around the house, was educated about the different rhythms which I LOVED, (and took notes about) and played along with Grego...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 12/21/2020

Hi Lillian, that sounds like a great idea. We would love to travel with you to all those wonderful countries. We truly look forward to planning your adventure!

A warm escape!
11/20/20 by Brent

It was nice to get away from our daily routines and feel the warm South American breeze for a moment. Gregorio was quite charming and knowledgeable on his virtual tour and made us put a big smile on our faces!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Brent, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are sure Gregorio will be so glad to hear your feedback! Gracias!

THE BEST ONLINE ESCAPE!
11/18/20 by Dorothy

What an awesome escape! Gregorio was amazing and it was very interactive and a few of us who were musicians really enjoyed this as we learned rhythms! I was surprised to see how many amazing instruments are played in Colomb...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Dorothy, Thank you so much for your feedback - we truly appreciate it! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed this Escape and hope you come back for more!

Fantastic and Unique Musical Experience
10/14/20 by Douglas

This has been the Zoom experience I have ever had, period. It's a unique musical experience where you make your own instruments using great instructions and guidance. You also get to learn where the instruments that you are m...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Douglas. Thank you for letting us know about your experience with Gregorio. We truly appreciate it! Hasta luego!

Getting ready

How do I participate in this virtual Colombian music demonstration?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so for this Colombian music demonstration, you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining in this virtual experience about Colombian music?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join this virtual music experience, you’ll meet your host, Gregorio, as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What do I need for this lesson on Colombian music?

To get the full experience, we recommend bringing:

  • 2 wooden spoons
  • 1 pot
  • Salt and pepper shaker (cover the holes with tape!)
  • A grater
  • A fork
What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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