Colombians in Australia: Meet Cali musician Iaki Vallejo

Iaki Vallejo credits the loud stereos that blasted salsa tunes in her hometown of Cali for inspiring her to take steps toward a musical career. Her love of local rhythms and musical styles has taken her from Colombia to around the world. She lived in Italy for more than a decade but now calls Australia home and it is here that she is sharing her Latin routes along with the jazz influences she’s picked up along the way. Her self-titled album is set to be released early in July and in the lead up to its launch she sat down to talk to me about her love of Colombian rhythms and the impact they have had on her life. Meet singer Iaki Vallejo.