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Enla Arboleda

Santiago Giraldo Arboleda (born 8 May 1991 in Medellín, Colombia) professionally known as Enla Arboleda, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in London. He has been making music for more than a decade and is about to release his first full length album as a solo musician. Some of his influences are Puma Blue, Caterina Barbieri and James Blake.

THE BEGINNING...

He joined the music conservatory when he was 7 and studied Colombian traditional music and guitar. From there he moved into Rock, and a high range of genres including metal and indie rock. He participated in multiple musical projects as a guitar player and main singer, where he released other 4 musical albums. Three of them signed distribution contracts in Colombia and Norway.

In 2012 he joined one of the most iconic Colombian Rock bands, Ekhymosis. With them he performed at well established music festivals in the Colombian scene like Altavoz Internacional, Calido Rock, Car Audio Fest, among others.

He moved to London in 2021 and studied a MA in Audio Production. Discovering his interest for synthesisers and electronic music.

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FIRST EP

His first EP titled “Trayectos Invisibles” (Invisible Trajectories) released in 2020, is a compound of 6 singles written in Spanish that narrate life in the tropics. It’s an EP of contrasts, colours and poetry. It portrays love, remembrance and self-discovery stories. And as part of its multidisciplinary exploration, each song has a narrative music video that expands the imaginary to the moving images.

NEW ALBUM

“Other ways to find you” is Enla’s new self produced album. Highly influenced by his migrant condition in the UK, these 12 songs, have a nostalgic, and sometimes mysterious approach to life and love. This is a new chapter for Enla´s career, not only because 11 of the songs are written in English, but also because of the relevance of the new audio explorations, that include synthesisers and sound design.

This album will be released during 2024.

LATEST VIDEOS

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Invisible Trajectories

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SIMULTÁNEO - OFFICIAL VIDEO

Invisible Trajectories

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Achivements

  • During 2020 Enla participated in the Bogotá Music Market, the online music fest “Viva la merch”, Tres Cordilleras live sessions, and Cedar en vivo concert.
  • In 2020, Enla´s Vuelo music video was selected in video-art exhibition: Intermediaciones.
  • During 2021, Invisible trajectories EP, was awarded a prize by the Colombian Culture ministry for the promotion and distribution of transmedia experiences.
  • In 2021 Enla self released a book inspired by one of his songs “Simultaneo”. The animated music videoclip is a parallel story to the book.

Photographs in 35mm by: Verónica Posada.

Press quotes

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By Colectivo sonoro

“Enla Arboleda's songs refer to connections with elements of nature and that internal dialogue that occurs in the mind of an individual. In the case of Simultaneo, the protagonist goes on a retrospective journey triggered by the sounds of a record player.”

CANAL TRECE

Albor, Es una canción perfecta para todo aquel que se encuentre en un cruce de caminos y no sepa hacia donde seguir. El nombre evoca el despertar del ser humano y el encuentro del alma con el cuerpo. Sonoramente tiene un aire retro especial gracias al protagonismo del bajo en el principio que invita a seguir el ritmo de la canción con el cuerpo. Al final, los sintetizadores y las guitarras eléctricas le dan un toque único al tema.

By CANAL 1

“Santiago is a musician with a background in film and art, facts that have led him to explore his proposal as an author from the image-sound relationship. His first solo album, 'Trayectos Invisibles', links his two great passions, cinema and music; and is made up of seven videos that he has released through his digital channels since 2019.”

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By ROCK ACHORAO

'Invisible Trajectories' is an experience that has a broad target audience focused mainly on the arts. Considers artists from all fields, musical, fine arts, photography, drawing, animation, poetry and literature. It is a commitment to transdisciplinarity, that is, how we nourish ourselves from the diversity of others.”

By HAGALAU

“After his time in bands like Keppler, Indomite and Ekhymosis (on his return to the stage in 2012), Santiago Arboleda throws himself into the ring with an author project where art converges as an axis from multiple discourses: cinema , literature, painting, music... His second single is titled "Fin", it suggests an intimate sound and at the same time gives clues to the Enla Arboleda project.”

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