Let’s be clear, Maite Hontelé is not Colombian; she’s Dutch.
Immersed in Latin American music from her earliest years, she went on to study at the conservatory in Rotterdam, specialising in jazz, salsa, flamenco and Brazilian music.
She was also invited to take part in Buena Vista Social Club’s European tour.
She arrived in Medellín following her heart and her trumpet, releasing one record after another and touring internationally with her salsa band.
Perhaps inevitably, she quickly made a name for herself in Colombia through her exploration of salsa in its many forms.
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