Online Student

Jacques Kerguelen

Online Student
At Colombian Music's Service! 
Member since 2010

About Me

Civil Engineer and Musician from the Colombian Caribbean
I did my Civil Engineering degree in Bogota, Colombia, and as for the music I went all the way to Australia to get my Bachelor in Contemporary Music from Southern Cross University.
In Australia, I promoted the Colombian music playing with Australians music from my homeland.
In Colombia, we have a band named Porrocandela which blends traditional music from the Colombian Caribbean with Rock and Funk. We have followed a business strategy that have produced some good results, but not enough to be thriving, so that’s why I started the Master in Music Business.
Even though I’m in Bogota, Colombia right now, my plan at the end of february of 2011 is to go to France and establish there in order to promote Porrocandela and other bands from Colombia for them to perform in stages throughout Europe.
I have a strong belief in the power of cultural identity among a group of people, which for me is the base for any pride and attempt to endure as a collectivity.

Experience & Education

Past

  • Singer and Manager for Porrocandela
    October 2005 to November 2007 (over 2 years)

    Band playing traditional music from the Colombian Caribbean mixed with Rock and a touch of Funk.

  • Singer for Los Embajadores del Porro
    February 2005 to September 2005 (7 months)

    Band playing traditional music from the Colombian Caribbean.

  • Singer for Aroma Colombiano
    March 2004 to November 2004 (8 months)

    A Capella group singing traditional colombian music.

  • Street performer for Independent
    May 2000 to July 2004 (over 4 years)

    Busker in several cities where I lived.

  • Singer and Manager for Candela Latina
    April 2001 to November 2003 (over 2 years)

    Latin Band based in Lismore, Australia.

  • Singer/Tenor for Isabella a Capella
    March 2001 to November 2003 (over 2 years)

    A Capella group from Lismore, Australia focused in popular music such as, pop, rock, jazz, latin, african, etc.

  • Singer for Southern Cross University Big Band
    March 2002 to November 2002 (8 months)

    Singer for a Latin Set that the Big Band set up.

Education

  • BA in Contemporary Music majoring in Singing. at Southern Cross University
    2001 to 2004 (3 years)
  • in Basics (theory, ear training, music reading, etc.) at Universidad Javeriana
    1996 to 1997 (1 years)