Open Embassy COLOMBIA

About Embassy of Colombia

The Embassy of Colombia in London is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Colombia in the United Kingdom. It is headed by the Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom. It is located in the Knightsbridge district in a building it shares with the Embassy of Ecuador, near Harrods, Hyde Park.

The Embassy is charged with representing the interests of the President and Government of Colombia, improving diplomatic relations between Colombia and the accredited countries, promoting and improving the image and standing of Colombia in the accredited nations, promoting the Culture of Colombia, encouraging and facilitating tourism to and from Colombia.

THE EVENT 2016

This invitation only summer event with the attendance of the Ambassador of Colombia – HE MR Néstor Osorio Londoño was booked up way in advance.

We booked the energetic band La MambaNegra – La Mambanegra are no ordinary salsa outfit. Indeed, their leader Jacobo Vélez prefers to believe that they inhabit a genre all of their own. He calls it ‘break salsa’, on account of the band’s easy assimilation of hip-hop, ragga and knife-sharp funk. Hailing from the Colombian salsa capital of Cali, this nine-piece have been grooving hard for four years now, their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound quickly earning them a devoted following across South America and beyond.

It was a colorful display of energetic music, dance and art. Chef Flavio Evandro Amaral provided the great tasting food menu and Stephen Vincent told the story of the event through his immersive photography (Click on Event Images below).

As usual and expected at every Open Embassy event guests including media, music industry and ambassadors take no time to network and exchange business cards.

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La Mambanegra

La Mambanegra

Band

La Mambanegra are no ordinary salsa outfit. It's a mixture of hip-hop, ragga and knife-sharp funk. Hailing from the Colombian salsa capital of Cali, this nine-piece have been grooving hard their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound quickly earning them a devoted following across South America and beyond.

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Flavio Amaral

Flavio Amaral

Head Chef

Over the course of the five years I have been working at the Brazilian Embassy, I have managed to build up a network of suppliers, which helps me immensely when it comes to finding Latin American ingredients.

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AFTER EVENT FOLLOW UP SO FAR

The feedback and follow-up from Open Embassy Colombia (Summer Salsa Party) has been amazing:

  • La Mambanegra first London performance was booked and staged via Open Embassy
  • La Mambanegra – Thanks to Open Embassy the band also performed two days later at the WOMAD festival. Founded in 1980 by English rock musician Peter Gabriel WOMAD is a feast of culture. Apart from experiencing the hottest musicians and inspiring new talent from around the world there is always much more to discover.

…Our work continues.