I was born in Tumaco, which is on the Pacific coast in Colombia. My family and I moved to Cali when I was 14 years old. Cali is the most diverse city in Colombia and has the largest black population. There I re-encountered the Pacific Music scene and during my postgraduate education, I have dedicated my life and passion to research and write about social and regional topics regarding the black communities who conserve the Pacific region culture and cosmovision.