Today's show is celebrating the 204 years of the independence of Colombia!! Macondo is a land full of varied and lush aural, visual, and gastronomic landscapes that can be evoked by a cumbia, bambuco, salsa, or paseo vallenato. For second generation Colombian Americans living in New York City, the month of July, filled with festivals, parades, and concerts, brings us closer to the country our parents left behind. Santiago de Cali, aka "La Capital de la Salsa" in South America or "La Sultana" is also celebrating 478 years today! As tradition, we started the program with the Colombian national anthem composed by Orestes Sindici, and lyrics by Rafael Núñez- three-time president of Colombia. We ended with Las Alegres Ambulancias, a famous lumbalu ensemble from San Basilio de Palenque that just made its debut in New York City last week.