Puerto Candelaria
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Puerto Candelaria


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Kolombian Jazz (2002)

Llego La banda (2006)

Vuelta Canela (2010)

Cumbia Underground (2011)



Puerto Candelaria is born from the miraculous meeting of 6 talented musicians, grouped together and guided by genius composer Juancho Valencia to create a totally new and original musical show to be heard and seen in Colombia. But Puerto Candelaria is also a sonorous imaginary and real place. It is home to the members of the group and to all of those who enjoy traveling with the sound of Puerto.
Its founders never imagined that a decade later, their idea would become the most daring, controversial and innovative musical project of recent times in Colombia.
Puerto Candelaria bases its sound in popular Colombian rhythms, full of imagination and fantastic realism, which provoke the senses and awake emotions in their public around the world, thus establishing the group as one of the greatest representatives of music in Colombia.

Puerto Candelaria is the founder of contradictory rhythms like Cumbia Underground or Jazz a lo Colombiano, which come together in their music and make Puerto one of the most representative Colombian groups and responsible for making a place for their country in the global market of jazz,
experimental and world music.

Puerto Candelaria has had more than one million people attend their concerts during 16 international
tours, which took them to more than 40 cities in Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. This extensive schedule of concerts and corporate events, its record album sales for the independent market and its ability to influence new generations of musicians, make Puerto Candelaria, along with Merlin Studios Producciones (its producer and its home), a cultural industry model to new generations
of artists in Colombia.
In its history of 11 years, Puerto Candelaria has produced 4 albums, rich in local and foreign sounds. In their last album, they take their Cumbia Underground and make it into a rebellious sound called Cumbia Rebelde. They have also presented four shows: Vuelta Canela Llegó la Banda, Puerto Sinfónico and Patas Arriba

The Candelarios captivate their audience with their experimental sounds. Their shows are full of joy and explore the absurd and the everyday matters, the laughter and the trascendence, along with rhythm, dance, and the most important: an exuberant explosion of the Colombian cultural richess, which is experienced every time Puerto Candelaria plays.