Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tambores Lejanos on BBC1!

I’m a member of a Colombian drumming group called Tambores Lejanos (meaning ‘distant drums’ in Spanish).  We play music from Colombia’s Caribbean coast.  The group was set up last September by my friend and ethnomusicologist Ian Middleton, who spent two years living in Colombia.

We have just been featured in the BBC’s A Symphony for Yorkshire project along with other musicians from the region, after several months working with the BBC and composer Benjamin Till.

The programme was transmitted on August 1st (Yorkshire Day) on Radio Leeds, Sheffield, York and Humberside, and also on BBC1 as part of Look North.  You can watch the full version online and in HD on Youtube!

Watch A Symphony for Yorkshire! (We’re about 1’05” in!)