Johnny Freyre & Kalima Project

Music is the universal language of mankind

Johnny Freyre

Johnny Freyre

Born in Palmira, Colombia, 1968, Johnny became interested in music at a very early age when he used to play with a plastic guitar at age 4. However it was at age 13 when he really began his musical journey, where he played percussion, guitar, bass and vocals with Andean Music bands such as Lamento Suramericano y Huari Runa, directed by Robinson Ramos and Juan Vicente Gomez who were very...

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Rumba Tropical

Rumba Tropical

On an October night last year, Johnny Freyre & Kalima Project were invited to play at the prestigious Floripa, for Rumba Tropical in Shoreditch, which was host to a night dedicated to raising money for the charity, Children of the Andes.   COTA is the UK’s largest charity working exclusively in Colombia, and as a charity they aim to work with children who have lived on the street, been...

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Diego

Diego

Born in Palmira, Colombia in 1968, Diego is the founder of Johnny Freyre & Kalima Project and is a percussionist and vocalist for the band. Diego grew up in the middle of two musical cultures, one from the Centre of Colombia where his father and the typical Colombian folk rhythms originate from, and the other from the South West coast of Colombia, where the majority of Diego’s family are...

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