Video: Here, I Am the Real Me

At age 17 Gregorio Uribe left his home in Bogotá, Colombia to pursue his dream of being a musician. Today, he’s the director of his own 16-piece big band in New York City, the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, and a successful performer and recording artist who blends Afro-Colombian rhythms with American jazz, funk, and soul.

Uribe has performed across Latin American and the U.S. on both stage and as a street musician. But he says he became his true self in New York City and has realized his American Dream.

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation. The Fi2W Magazine was made possible in part by The Media Consortium and the Voqal Fund.

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