Artist Bio

Héctor Buitrago

(Bio as of March 2015)

Héctor Buitrago is a Grammy Award-winning artist and musician with over 25 years of experience in the music world. As a founding member of the seminal Colombian band Los Aterciopelados he has toured the globe, released many critically acclaimed albums and became an ambassador for Colombia’s current burgeoning musical scene. Los Aterciopelados is considered one of the most successful bands to break out from Colombia. Parallel to his musical pursuits, Mr. Buitrago has also spearheaded many ecological and social initiatives in Colombia such as Cantoalagua, which focuses on the protection of water sources. Mr. Buitrago united his two paths, music and the environment, with his solo musical project ConEctor. The project was met with international acclaim and is considered a pioneering work in Colombia’s musical evolution. His albums La Pipa De La Paz, Caribe Atomico, Rio, ConEctor I &II and Niños Cristal are a reflection of his calling to preserve his land, his roots, the environment and to empower his people to affect change in the world.