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Live from Bogota, Colombia

Make a DIY Instrument & Play Colombian Music

1 hour
From $19.00
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.

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


Overall rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Fun way to spend an hour!
08/14/20 by Talicia

Gregorio was charming, engaging and you can tell, really loves his musical culture! Was so glad I took the class. It was a fun way to spend an hour and learn about Columbia. Now I can't wait to go!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Talicia, Colombia is such a beautiful country filled with a vibrant culture, amazing people, and delicious food. We would love to travel with you there one day!

Perfect mixture!
08/05/20 by Judy

Delightful and enthusiastic guide for our cultural and musical adventure! The perfect mixture of gorgeous images, video and live performances as well as personal stories that shared his insight into the history, geography, an...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Judy! Isn't it so much fun to be able to share such a wonderful experience with people from all over the nation? We are delighted to hear you joined in and made the most out of ...

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.

Make it a private event

You can book this Online Escape exclusively for your group of family, friends, or coworkers.

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