The Acostas: A Caribbean musical dynasty

Americas Now

AN URBAN VOICES 3

Barranquilla is a city located along the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It is famous for being the host to the Barranquilla Carnival, the second largest of its kind in Latin America after the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Brazil.

“El Checo” Acosta is known as the “Prince of the Carnival”. His music adapts from cumbia, which is considered the mother to all Colombian rhythms.

As a multifaceted artist he can adjust to most modern beats and incorporate his “Checo” style. He is the son of acclaimed bolero pianist and singer, Alci Acosta.

Alci Acosta is considered a bolero living legend. His music is automatically recognized by his fans around the globe. His romantic lyrics and melancholic melodies have seduced the hearts of his followers throughout the Americas for over fifty years.

Take a look at their story as the Americas Now team explores the city of Barranquilla and the Acotas’s historic town, Soledad. “El Checo” Acosta and his father, Alci Acosta, are this week’s Urban Voices.

The Acostas: A Caribbean musical dynasty

The Acostas: A Caribbean musical dynasty

Barranquilla is a city located along the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It is famous for being the host to the Barranquilla Carnival, the second largest of its kind in Latin America after the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Brazil. “El Checo” Acosta is known as the “Prince of the Carnival”. His music adapts from cumbia, which is considered the mother to all Colombian rhythms. As a multifaceted artist he can adjust to most modern beats and incorporate his “Checo” style. He is the son of acclaimed bolero pianist and singer, Alci Acosta. Alci Acosta is considered a bolero living legend. His music is automatically recognized by his fans around the globe. His romantic lyrics and melancholic melodies have seduced the hearts of his followers throughout the Americas for over fifty years. Take a look at their story as the Americas Now team explores the city of Barranquilla and the Acotas’s historic town, Soledad. “El Checo” Acosta and his father, Alci Acosta, are this week’s Urban Voices.