Kali Uchis

Birth Name: Karly-Marina Loaiza

Place of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 17, 1993

Ethnicity: Colombian [Spanish, Basque, possibly other]

Kali Uchis is a Colombian-American singer and songwriter. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Colombian parents. Loaiza is a Basque surname.

Iván Duque Márquez

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Birth: 1 August, 1976

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese], Basque, Catalan, Galician, as well as small amount of African, and Indigenous [Muisca and Tahamí]), as well as remote French, Indigenous Ecuadorian [Quechua], Italian [including Sicilian], and Portuguese

Iván Duque Márquez is a Colombian lawyer and politician. He has been President of Colombia, since 7 August, 2018. He was previously a member of the Senate of Colombia, from 20 July, 2014 to 10 April, 2018.

His mother, Juliana Márquez Tono, is a political scientist. His father, Iván Duque Escobar, was a lawyer, journalist, and politician, who was governor of Antioquia, Minister of Mines and Energy, and head of the National Registry of Civil Status.

President Duque is married to María Juliana “Maju” Ruiz Sandoval, with whom he has three children.

President Duque’s paternal grandfather was Abdón Duque Villegas (the son of Genaro Duque Monsalve and Ana Rosa Villegas Celis). Genaro was the son of Abdón Duque and Rosa Monsalve Gómez. Ana Rosa was the daughter of Juan Nepomuceno Villegas Ramírez and Paulina Celis Montoya.

President Duque’s paternal grandmother was Carolina Escobar Sanín (the daughter of Ricardo Escobar Jaramillo and Eva Sanín Arango). Ricardo was the son of Daniel Escobar Ruiz and Mercedes Jaramillo Álvarez. Eva was the daughter of Ricardo Sanín Cambas and Beatriz Arango Cadavid.

President Duque’s maternal grandfather was Hernando Márquez Arbeláez (the son of Adolfo Márquez Villegas and María Arbeláez Vélez). Hernando was born in Ibagué, Tolima. Adolfo was the son of Ancízar Márquez Ceballos and María Dolores Faustina Villegas González. President Duque’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Jesús Arbeláez Echeverri and Inés Vélez Upegui.

President Duque’s maternal grandmother was Stella Tono Caicedo (the daughter of Antonio Tono de la Espriella and María de la Luz Caicedo Buenaventura). Stella was born in Cartagena, Bolívar. Antonio was the son of Augusto Tono Macía and Rosa de la Espriella Abadía. Luz was the daughter of Gentil Caicedo Montealegre and Ana Joaquina de Jesús Buenaventura Durán.

President Duque’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Lucrecia Galindo.

Sources: Genealogies of Iván Duque Márquez https://www.geni.com
https://gw.geneanet.org

Karen Martínez

Birth Name: Karen Cecilia Martínez Insignares

Place of Birth: Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Date of Birth: August 14, 1979

Ethnicity: Colombian [Spanish, possibly other]

Karen Martínez is a Colombian model and actress.

She is the daughter of Efraín Martínez and Olga Insignares.

Karen is married to musician Juanes, with whom she has three children.

Sebastián Yatra

Birth Name: Sebastián Obando Giraldo

Place of Birth: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1994

Ethnicity: Colombian [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian), Basque, Galician, possibly Catalan, remote African and Indigenous (Muisca and Tahamí)], remote French, Indigenous Peruvian (Quechua), Italian, and Portuguese (including Azorean)

Sebastián Yatra is a Colombian singer and songwriter.

He is the son of Aníbal Obando Agudelo and María Adelaida Giraldo Moreno.

Sebastián’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Félix María Obando.

Sebastián’s paternal grandfather was Roberto Aníbal Obando Echeverri (the son of Roberto Obando Cardona and María del Rosario Echeverri Elejalde). Roberto was the son of Jorge Obando Ocampo and Juana Cardona Cardona. Rosario was the daughter of Cipriani Echeverri Mejía and Rosaura Elejalde Echeverri.

Sebastián’s paternal grandmother was Cruz Helena Ceferina Agudelo Restrepo (the daughter of Luis Alfonso Agudelo Correa and Josefa Restrepo Restrepo). Luis was the son of Manuel Antonio Agudelo Pérez and Josefa Maria Correa Estrada. Josefina was the daughter of Mauro de Jesús Restrepo Toro and Ana de Jesús Restrepo Restrepo.

Sebastián’s maternal grandfather was Mario Augusto Giraldo Henao (the son of Modesto Giraldo Hoyos and María Henao Giraldo). Modesto was the son of Heliodoro Giraldo Betancur and Trinidad Hoyos Betancur. Sebastián’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Crispiniano Henao Zapata and Bárbara Giraldo Ceballos.

Sebastián’s maternal grandmother was Flora Elena Moreno Londoño (the daughter of Silverio Ernesto Moreno Aristizábal and Lucía Paulina Londoño Mesa). Ernesto was the son of Francisco Luis “Colís” Moreno Ramírez and Ana Julia de las Mercedes Aristizábal Gómez. Lucía was the daughter of Paulino Londoño Londoño and Ana Lucía Mesa González.

Sebastián’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his thirteenth great-grandmother, María Ortiz.

Sources: Genealogies of Sebastián Yatra – https://www.myheritage.com (focusing on his father’s side)
http://www.genealogiasdecolombia.co
https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogies of Sebastián’s paternal great-grandmother, María del Rosario Echeverri Elejalde – https://gw.geneanet.org
https://gw.geneanet.org

Sofia Carson

Birth Name: Sofia Daccarett Char

Place of Birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 10, 1993

Ethnicity: Arab Colombian [Syrian-Lebanese, Palestinian], Spanish-Colombian, possibly English, possibly other

Sofia Carson is an American singer and actress.

Sofia is the daughter of Laura (Char) and José Fernando Daccarett. Her parents were born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Sofia speaks fluent English and Spanish.

One of Sofia’s great-uncles (maternal grandfather’s brother) was Fuad Char, a Senator of Colombia (from 1990 to 1995; 1998 to 2006; and 2010 to 2014) and a Minister of Economic Development, from 1987 to 1988. One of Fuad’s sons, Alejandro Char Chaljub, has been mayor of Barranquilla, Colombia, since 2008.

Sofia’s paternal grandfather is René Roque Daccarett Giha (the son of José Miguel Daccarett and Zoila Giha). René was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. José Miguel had Palestinian origins.

Sofia’s paternal grandmother is named Rosa María Escobar.

Sofia’s maternal grandfather is Simón Char Abdala (the son of Richard/Ricardo Char Zaslawy and Erlinda Abdala Chadjur). Richard was born in Damascus, Syria, the son of Miguel Char and María Zaslawy, and moved to Colombia in 1926. Erlinda was born in Colombia, the daughter of Lebanese parents, Simón Abdala and Rosa Chadjur.

Sofia’s maternal grandmother is named Lauraine E. Carson. Lauraine is American.

Sofia has stated:

My mom is Colombian, so I was raised going to Colombia every year to see my family. I am lucky enough that I get to speak both languages and they are both a part of who I am. Also, we were raised eating mac and cheese and popcorn, but also, deditos de queso, empanadas, arroz con pollo and listening to boleros, or reggaeton, but also listening to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and others. We’ve been raised completely biculturally. I think it’s a cool experience; I never really knew or appreciated [the] good it would do me in my future to be bicultural – to have both cultures with me and both languages – than right now in this moment in my career. Speaking Spanish has been such a plus and I feel so proud to be Colombian, and to be Latin and to go around the world and speak my languages. It’s great.

Sources: http://www.elheraldo.co (in Spanish)
http://www.jetset.com.co (in Spanish)
http://www.alfresco.com.co (in Spanish)

Immigration record of Sofia’s paternal grandfather, René Roque Daccarett Giha – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sofia’s mother – http://genealogiacolombiana.com

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