The music of Colombia is as unique as the geographical layout of the country itself. Having two distinct coastal expanses divided by the Isthmus of Panama, the Caribbean or eastern Atlantic region, and the western Pacific region; each offering a diverse blend of musical styles and rhythms, representing the Spanish, African, and Indigenous cultures prevalent in the area. Trumpeter Rachel Therrien in 2014 went on a national tour of Colombia with the Gypsy Cumbia Orchestra, and was exposed to the broad spectrum of its national music, resulting in Pensamiento, recorded in its totality in Colombia, exclusively with local musicians.

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