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Musical Biography

Santiago Barragan is an international guitarist and composer who has performed in Europe, South America, United States, and India. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago moved to France at the age of 18 to study with different teachers at the Conservatory of Nancy. After receiving his diploma with a special mention, he continued his studies at Berklee College of Music. He graduated as a summa cum laude from Guitar Performance and Jazz composition. Santiago was awarded four years consecutively an award from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation sponsored by well-known artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra, Miguel Bose, and Carlos Vives. He was also a former presidential scholar at Longy school of music (MM). Santiago has collaborated with renowned artists such as Noel Schajris, Rosa Passos, Nicole Zignago, Kurt Elling, Maro, Victor Wooten, Jesus Molina, Tigran Hamasyan, Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner and Domitille Degalle. Currently, Santiago is an associate college faculty at Global Music Institute (GMI) in India, and an Active Voting Member of the Latin Recording Academy.

Pat Metheny, Tim Miller, John Stowell, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Nelson Veras, Sylvian Luc, Charlie Hunter, Ted Greene, Lenny Breau, Ben Monder, and Joe Pass have been influential in his playing.