Curupira has been thought to have opened one of the most memorable chapters of modern Colombian music. A pioneering music group from Bogotá that formed in 2000 under the direction of Juan Sebastían Monsalve, the group is made up of multi-instrumentalists. They are dedicated to extensive research of Colombian music traditions and creating cutting-edge music based on the folk and traditional styles from different regions of the country where they travel and study, including the Pacific and Caribbean coasts and the Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains). Curupira brings together rhythms like gaita, chalupa, fandango, puya, champeta, currulao and joropo with contemporary urban beats including jazz, rap, rock, funk and Indian Hindustani music. The group has performed in concerts and festivals in South and Central America and the Caribbean and have made five recordings.