Colombian Harpist, band leader and composer Edmar Castaneda was born in Colombia Bogota where he started playing the Colombian harp at the early age of thirteen. He has a unique of playing harp combining Latin jazz with traditional Colombian music, Edmar has carved a firm place in the international jazz scene. "A jazz harpist of imposing talent. Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer , smashing choral flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music , he was almost a world unto him-self." -The New York Times.