Born in Bogota, Columbia, Camilo Menjura started playing guitar at the age of 10 and went on to study Music and Classical Guitar and Music Theory at the Centre for Music Studies CRISTANCHO, today the Music Department of Sergio Arboleda’s University. He moved to London to study A Cappella Jazz singing at the City Lit College and he joined the Chamber and Gospel Choirs at Morley College under the direction of Robert Hanson. He also completed a degree in Music performance and production at the London Centre of Contemporary Music.
A versatile, award winning musician, Camilo also plays several other instruments from South America such as Tiple, Cuatro and Charango, and also a little bit of Quena (flute). In 2012 he started the London Colombian Choir and he runs this and the Landscapes of American Choir as well as writing arrangements for and codirecting Mixtape Manifesto a cappella ensemble.
For the last few years he’s been committed to performing with a variety of bands that range from Afro-Colombian & Afro-Peruvian music to Andean Jazz, Sudanese Fusion Music and English pop/folk. He is in high demand and always has a number of projects, commissions and collaborations on the go. His guitar playing has been featured in TV Series, The Fixer, on ITV seasons 1 and 2, the Scottish film, Donkeys and the documentary Winds of Change.