Prom 24: BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy
Tuesday 31 July
10.15pm – c. 11.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Now in its third year, BBC Radio 3’s World Routes Academy
mentoring project turns to Latin America. Born in London of
Colombian descent, 2012’s young apprentice is self-taught
20-year-old accordionist, singer and guitarist José Hernando
Arias Noguera. His mentor, the renowned Bogotá-based
accordion king Egidio Cuadrado – who brings his own band
– is probably best known for his collaborations with Carlos
Vives, the Latin American superstar actor-turned-singer.
Fusing the folk tradition of vallenato with elements of rock
and pop has proved a game-changer for music now enjoyed
all over the Spanish-speaking world and beyond.