Johanna Amaya Conejo

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Composer, Percussionist

Bogotá, Colombia

Johanna Amaya Conejo is a percussionist and experimental composer based in Bogotá, Colombia. Johanna is a highly creative and skilled performer with a unique compositional sense, who has written for a number of local ensembles including Yaku, an ensemble exploring traditional Andean music through a modern lens. A recent graduate of Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Johanna currently works with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá to provide educational workshops and music courses to underprivileged youth. “The results of our musical production should generate an impact in our countries,” says Johanna. “As musicians we must share with our people not only our creative ideas but our knowledge of music.”