credit: Juan Santacruz
ALI is an independent artist (Producer and MC) from Bogotá, Colombia. His influences vary from various genres from American rap artists such as Boot Camp Clik to the ballads of Julio Jaramillo, from the ideas of Eloy Alfaro to the poetry of Atahualpa Yupanqui.
His trajectory includes 3 international tours (Latinoame-RICA 2013, Mestizo 2014, Sobreviviente 2016) he has been playing in more than 25 cities, including countries like Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, USA, Spain, France and Italy.
He has released 4 albums in his soloist career, Rap Conciencia (2008), Palabras del Alma (2012), Mestizo (2014) and Sobreviviente (2016)
ALI has been invited to participate in some of the most important national and international festivals including Estereo Picnic, Jamming, Concierto Radionica and SXSW.
In 2017 he launched the animated video “Nada Más”, receiving very positive reviews by the Colombian press, this song is chosen within the 20 Colombian alternative Great hits of 2017 for Caracol TV, it is also selected within the 50 Best Colombian songs of 2017 for Shock magazine. ALI A.K.A MIND was chosen as the artist Nº1 of the 25 Artists of the 2017 for the Radio Public station 99.1 FM.
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