“From my perspective, art and music should be always involved in the transformation of our society. Doesn’t matter wich kind of music I am making -classical, modern, reggae, pop, rock or electronic- it should aim to reflect us as human beings.”

Julián was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied double bass in Bogota for several years . In 2012, he moved to the Netherlands, where he obtained his Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, studying with Jean-Paul Everts. At the same time he became an academist in the Residentie Orkest in The Hague and plays regularly with Het Ballet Orkest in Amsterdam.

Has been invited to play in important ensembles as Insomnio and Asko Schoenberg. Since 2016, he is a member and founder of the ensemble “But What About“. With this ensemble he has been performing in very important festivals like “Grachten Festival” in Amsterdam, “Wonderfeel” and “Gaudeamus Muziekweek” in Utrecht. 


Intercontinental survivors: international adoption in the Netherlands and the struggle to reunite.

Julián Sarmiento Escobar Translated by Marianna Soroka The Hague, 18 April 2021 In Colombia, there are mothers who have been trying to trace their children for more than thirty years. There are also brothers and sisters searching for their lost siblings. These families are suffering a painful separation, overshadowed by good intentions. At the same …


Podcasts are a big part of my journalistic activity. The topics of the podcast are very diverse. From adoption to sports. Check them out!
(However, they are mostly in Spanish, you should learn it anyhow).

In “Unboxing adoption en Español”, families in Colombia that are looking for their children tell their stories and show us the other side of adoption.

A podcast about sports! 4 normal persons sit down to comment the sport news of the week. Lots of humor and information. Quite a relax podcast.

Right now under construction, the English version of Unboxing Adoption comes with a strong and direct opinion about international adoption and all that moves around it. The central figure is Marcia Engel, she is a recognized as one of the most recognized activist in The Netherlands.

“De aquí y de allí ” is a podcast dedicated to Latin America. Its my first attempt on making a podcast. It starts with a basic idea: How similar or different are we in the different countries of Latin America?


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