Carolina Borja

Eclectic Cellist/ World Musician

Carolina is currently a member of the Cleveland based ensembles Kombilesa Asé and Sororii.

She is a new directions cellist, Afro Colombian cantaora, educator and composer that has gathered her eclectic experience from collaborating with folk fusion and world music bands, interdisciplinary groups of artists, dance companies, chamber music ensembles and orchestras.

Carolina holds a masters degree in Cello Performance Pedagogy from Ohio University. She  is a Fulbright, Martin Luther King Jr. and the United States of America State Department Fellow, among other distinctions. 

Carolina is the founder and director of the Afro Colombian Strings Scholarship and the Tutti Music Program.

Actualmente Carolina es miembro de los ensambles Kombilesa Asé y SororiiChelista de las nuevas direccciones, cantaora, educadora y compositora Afrocolombiana que ha reunido su experiencia eclectica de colaboraciones con bandas de folclor, fusion y musicas del mundo, grupos interdisciplinarios de artistas, companias de danza, ensambles de musica de camara y orquestas. 

Carolina es magister en la pedagogia de la interpretacion del violonchelo de la Universidad de Ohio. Ha sido becaria Fulbright, Martin Luther King Jr. y del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos entre otras distinciones.

Carolina es la directora y fundadora de la Beca Cuerdas Afrocolombianas y el Programa Musical Tutti.

 

MORE ABOUT CAROLINA

Leader  

(2021-Current) Sororii-Female led world music ensemble

(2017-Current) Kombilesa Asé - Music inspired in the African Diaspora ensemble

(2019) La Villa Hispana Orgullo Latinx-Short Music Film 

(2019) Kadara(Destinies United) with Kombilesa Asé -Album 

(2013) Latin American Music Ensemble-Ohio University 

Collaborator

(2020- 2021) Reparaciones short animated film

(2017- 2021) Cellocentric - Classically Infused Folk and Jazz band

(2020) Cellocentric Artist Residency- Dubuque Arts Council 

(2019) Inferno with Maelstrom Collaborative Arts   

(2019) Free Form with Maelstrom Collaborative Arts  

(2014-2015) La Magdalena-Hispanic Folk Fusion Band

(2015) El Detalle Que Faltaba-Session Cellist

Discography  

(2019) Kadara(Destinies United) released with Kombilesa Asé   

(2013) MLEN Música Latinoamericana y Espirituales Negros- Cello Solo----LAMNE Latin American Music and Negro Spirituals-Solo Cello 

Commissions 

(2019-2020) Music for the short animation Reparaciones 

Awards 

(2006) Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

(2011) Fulbright Scholarship-Cultural Studies for Afro Colombian and Indigenous Communities

(2020) Best Music Videography+ Best Mid Short Made in Ohio for La Villa hispana Orgullo Latinx with Kombilesa Asé 

(2021) New Music Music USA Music Creator Development Fund

Nominations

(2021) Recognition of Excellence Award Fulbright Colombia