Scenes From Colombia: A Few Photos From Our Travels

Editor's note: Alt.Latino is spending two weeks in Colombia with the PBS television program Music Voyager to document the country's vibrant music scene. Here is a photo dispatch. A full wrap up and musical recordings will be produced in January.

Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd looking cool in front of the Lourdes Cathedral in downtown Bogotá.

Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd looking cool in front of the Lourdes Cathedral in downtown Bogotá. Jacob Edger/Courtesy of Music Voyager hide caption

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We are at the tail end of our time in Colombia and are heading home this week. We have to take a few weeks to reflect on the year in music and the holiday season (not to mention, recover from the trip!) and then we will present a full wrap up of our trip in January, including exclusive recordings, interviews and lots of photos and video. In the meantime, here are a few photos from our adventures. They are courtesy of the amazing Music Voyager crew and photographer Jacob Edger.

Bomba Estereo's Simon Mejia jamming on the bassBomba Estereo's Simon Mejia jamming on the bass

Bomba Estereo's Simon Mejia jamming on the bass during a recording session in Bogotá. Jacob Edger/Courtesy of Music Voyager hide caption

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Felix and Jasmine hanging with Ivan Benavides.

Felix and Jasmine hanging with Ivan Benavides. Jacob Edger/Courtesy of Music Voyager hide caption

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Aterciopelados performing in La Candelaria

Aterciopelados performing in La Candelaria. Jacob Edger/Courtesy of Music Voyager hide caption

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Recording Herencia de Timbiquí, a cool young band that mixes Afro-Pacific roots music with salsa, fu

Recording Herencia de Timbiquí, a cool young band that mixes Afro-Pacific roots music with salsa, funk and fun. Jacob Edger/Courtesy of Music Voyager hide caption

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J Balvin, Henry Arteaga and the resident DJ at a recording session in Medellin .

J Balvin, Henry Arteaga and the resident DJ at a recording session in Medellin . Jacob Edger/Courtesy of Music Voyager hide caption

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J Balvin's drummer rocks out during a recording session on a penthouse rooftop in Medellin.

J Balvin's drummer rocks out during a recording session on a penthouse rooftop in Medellin. Jacob Edger/Courtesy of Music Voyager hide caption

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