Interview: the Colombian flute duo Camilo & Juan from Queens

Date: March 27, 2012
Location: Central Park

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Another Monday in my life… I had nothing to do, although I had something to do. Just got on a bus from the Upper West Side and let the bus take me to Columbus Circle. I looked for a coffee shop but couldn’t find something nice. So I decided to check out the park. From far I heard flute sounds which made me to enter the park. Eventually I found two flute players who were standing on a small hill. I went close and listened to their musi for a while.  After a while I decided to talk to them and took my iPhone out from my pocket and interviewed them. The interview was very easy going. I asked them to talk about themselves and their music.


The gentleman on the left is Camilo Rodriguez ([email protected]) and on the right is Juan Ospina.



Camilo and Juan are also members of the Colombian roots rock band M.A.K.U Soundsystem which is mixing traditional Afro-Colombian sounds with contemporary American music. Camilo plays the guitar and Juan is on vocals and percussion.