After years of seeming close to completely insignificant to the
international music industry, Bogotá is finally hosting major acts like
R.E.M., Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5.
The Colombian capital already hosted guitar wizard Joe Satriani (photo) and mr. gay pride Boy George this year, but the agenda is still full.
Scheduled for the last three months of the year are Argentinian rock giant Andres Calamaro, Cuban hip hop sensation Orishas, Experimental punkers Mars Volta, heavy metal god Judas Priest, 80’s heroes Duran Duran and Argentinian ska masters Fabulosos Cadillacs.
It’s hard to tell whether Colombian pop ambassadors Shakira, Juanes and Aterciopelados have made the North American and European music industry notice that there’s a city called Bogotá in a country called Colombia where there’s a lot of people interested in visiting concerts or that the gringos finally found out Colombia no longer only is about war, kidnappings and drugs.
Either way, it’s time to start saving some serious money or kill your dear piggy bank, because Kylie Minogue or Duran Duran certainly won’t be performing for 7,000 pesitos per ticket.