Back to calendar

Alejo & Nikki: Latin Music

The Play Ground

June 6

4:30 pm

Alejo & Nikki is a musical proposal with more than 12 years of experience, which is based on traditional Colombian folklore with the firm intention of making the vallenato genre known worldwide. Imposing creativity and quality in each of their presentations, they show the richness of Colombian culture, rescuing the base and essence of the Caribbean rhythm. Alejo Portela Born in Bogotá, Colombia – Musician, instrumentalist, photographer, filmmaker, and publicist. The accordion was his first love. He is the creative and innovative part of the group, his taste for music started from adolescence when he played instruments such as the electric bass. He has shared the stage with great artists such as Silvestre Dangond and Yeison Jimenez. His love for vallenato is so great that it has taken him to different parts of the world such as the United States, Mexico, and Spain. He moved to New York City with the firm intention of making Colombian music better known and his motto is: “El Vallenato transcends cultures and borders.”