As far as music is concerned, the Centro Cultural Colombo Americano has sponsored, performances by international artists such as mezzo-soprano Linn Maxwell, Lionel Hampton, Jazz Group Longiven Parsons, Drinkall-Baker Duo, Pianist Roman Rudnytiski, Ely Carloz, Mercien Toussaint, Arlington Pardo with his Caribbean ancestral and popular music, and various jazz concerts performed by Atlantico Big Band. As for drama, we have fostered this form of art in Barranquilla. We feel proud of supporting local groups, thus opening the door for them to show their stage performance: “Compañia actores” directed by Fernando Cardenas and Mayerlis Beltran that, among other groups, have performed successfully at the Lincoln Gallery.
Dance has also had its own space. “Descompany de New York” with its choreography directed by Joy Triste was shown by Colombo Americano at Amira de La Rosa Theater under the auspices of the US Embassy. Other groups that have performed are group Kore, Judith de Manotas Ballet, Barranquilla Ballet directed by Jorge Armedo, Corporación Cultural de Barranquilla ever since its director was Carlitos Franco and now directed
by Monica Lindo and Robinson Liñan as well as the choreography of “Danzas movimientos” directed by Marlene Cortes, Kalimba Group, Estefania Caicedo Dances, dance groups from Canada, Cali, etc. We have also had high-quality recitals such as that of poet Meira Del Mar.