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EDNA MARTINEZ

COLOMBIA

FANDANGOS - FRIDAY 12th JULY

Edna Martinez grew up in Cartagena de Indias, in the Colombian caribbean which influence her musical selection: African rhythms, Tropical sounds, Champeta, Cumbia, Latin and even Arabic folklore. She now lives and works in Berlin.

She went to the Academy of Arts Leipzig and is creator and manager of cultural projects like: PRENDE LA VELA, a celebration of Afro-Latin culture, LATINARAB, a Dj set with live percussion and an event, melting pot of Oriental, Tropical, Afro-Caribbean & Latin Music, Co-founder of EL VOLCÁN a night about Colombian Soundsytem Culture, KREYOL DJ Collective and Co-host of TROPTOPIA on Cashmere Radio .

Edna Martinez is also a lover of records and a dancer. Her sets are highly danceable expressing her love for poly rhythmics. She performs oft Dj sets with percussionists like at LATINARAB (Latin Afro Oriental) or EL VOLCAN (Afro Colombian diaspora). She shared stage with Dengue Dengue Dengue, Habibi Funk, Celeste Mariposa, los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, Systema Solar, El Buho and more...