International Music Festival “Colombia Unbound”

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Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

San Fernando Cathedral

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Born in 1978, in the city of Bogotá, Colombia – Edmar Castaneda has taken the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command. From the German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, “the Colombian plays the harp unlike anyone else on earth. His hands, seemingly powered by two different people, produce a totally unique, symphonic fullness of sound, a rapid-fire of chords, balance of melodic figures and drive, served with euphoric Latin American rhythms, and the improvisatory freedom of a trained jazz musician….” Castaneda is a master at realizing beautiful complexities of time, while skillfully drawing out lush colors and dynamic spirit. Even the Wall Street Journal propounds: “Mr. Castaneda strummed, plucked, rubbed, jabbed and pounded on his cobalt blue Llanera harp as he conjured different shaped notes, harmonic textures and steady bass rhythms from the instrument’s 34 strings. About the only thing he didn’t do was light it on fire!”


Musical Bridges Around the World is proud to offer concerts and performances FREE & OPEN to the public over the course of our 2nd Annual International Music Festival!

mbaw member badge 200As a token of our appreciation, preferred seating is available for members based on availability, RSVP required.  Musical Bridges Around the World is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving nearly 80,000 annually. Members are our lifeblood and your gift—at any level—makes it possible for us to offer:

  • Kids to Concerts – FREE, high-quality, TEKS-compliant music education inside San Antonio public schools
  • Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral – FREE
  • International Music Festival – FREE

We appreciate your support and thank you for your generosity! Become a member today by clicking here or by calling Diana Tatu at 210-464-1534 or email Diana