AMP Residencies provide artists an opportunity to perform several shows in New Mexico, visit schools, do workshops and get to know our beautiful state and people. These are great opportunities for the groups and for all of us! Check back to see a schedule of concerts and activities.
The presentation is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
A charismatic rising star of the explosive and multi-dimensional Colombian music scene, Diana Burco is a singer-songwriter and accomplished accordion player. She is also a two time Latin Grammy nominee, most recently in 2021 for Rio Abajo as Best Contemporary Tropical album. Her LP debut Diana Burco, was nominated in 2018 as best album vallenato/cumbia, the first ever female nominee for what is considered the most important indigenous music of Colombia.
When the global pandemic cancelled a summer 2020 tour to the European Union and Africa, "we just kept going. I had recorded a new album before the crisis and we're moving forward, changing up our strategy, focusing on digital outreach, staying in touch."
"We are living in confusing times, in a stunning era, and it seems that the only way to be saved is if we remain together. I want the listener to enter the ocean by my hand, with all of our pains and fears. To go into the deepest part, perhaps to get lost, and come back safe and sound together."
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