The first guests revealed for BIME Bogotá are:

Released by the famous London-based label, The Vinyl Factory, and organised by the NGO In Place of War, Cucusonic is a double LP—which was released just today—created by a collective of international bioscientists and artists to draw attention to the local and global importance of Colombia’s biodiversity. For BIME, it is an honour to announce that in Bogotá we will host the launch of this collaborative project that established a network with diverse local communities to collect and record sounds and stories of the Colombian neotropical forests. The experienced artists, producers and managers that participated in the collective will also be present with us. These include, among others, Ruth Daniel (CEO of In Place of War), Alejandro Valencia-Tobón (Dead of Cucusonic Collective), Rupert Cox (PhD and Director of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology), Fer Isella (Director of Limbo Music, musician, pianist and Latin GRAMMY®-nominated producer), Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy and Soulwax musician), Laima Leyton (Director of GRRRL, producer and Soulwax artist), Matthew Dear (Detroit scene producer and neo techno minimal star), and Dan Baxter and Sneaky (English electronic group Fingathing).
KACHO LÓPEZ MARI (Puerto Rico). In 2022, Colombia will offer incentives for filmmakers or production companies that want to make their music videos in the country. And that’s why we are going to talk to Kacho López Mari, music video director and producer, with over 20 years of experience creating videos for artists such as Tego Calderon, Aventura, Bad Bunny, Calle 13 and Juanes. In collaboration with JWT Puerto Rico and Daddy Yankee, Kacho held a fundraising campaign for the Susan G. Komen foundation, and is currently nominated for a Latin Grammy for his concert documentary about Juanes for Amazon.
GEPE (Chile) Daniel Riveros Sepúlveda, one of the most outstanding Latin American voices of recent times, has proven himself a versatile artist, capable of mastering percussion, strings, storytelling, and interpretation. He has performed at Lollapalooza Chile, Vive Latino (Mexico), the Viña del Mar Festival, and Rock al Parque, and his discography (with nine albums) is a constant exploration of pop, folk, electronic, Latin and romantic elements, folkloric research and imaginary folklore. We will talk with GEPE about the legacy of the Andes in music, and bringing Andean folklore into the contemporary.
CÉSAR ACEVEDO (Colombia) Under the direction of Argentinean César Gueikian, this Colombian artist has been doing great work in US Hispanic / Latin America for Gibson, acting as a vital part of the repositioning of the brand. With strategies and processes of training, innovation and promotion of new talents, Gibson Brands is aiming to develop connections with new generations of guitarists and create partnerships with artists, schools and cultural entities. They also launched a television channel and began operating as a boutique record label.
CATNAPP (Argentina). At just over 30 years old, Amparo Battaglia was discovered by chance in a Berlin club and her music was featured in one of the most talked about German television series Unorthodox, directed by actress and screenwriter Maria Schroeder and produced by Netflix. Known professionally as Catnapp, she left Argentina to try her luck in Europe, participated in the Red Bull Music Academy’s Latin American Bass Camp, performed at Sónar in Barcelona in 2019, and created her own independent label.

BIME Bogotá is supported by: Alta Fidelidad, Chilemúsica, Cucusonic Collective, Gaira Música Local, Gibson US Hispanic / Latin America, District Institute of Arts (IDARTES), National Institute of Music of Argentina (INAMU), Limbo Music, Mercado del Vinilo, Colombian Ministry of Culture, ProChile, ProColombia, Radio Gladys Palmera, Secretary of Economic Development of Cali, Selector PRO of the British Council Colombia, Ministry of Culture of Spain, Spanish Cultural Action, Basque.Music., and many more.