Semíramis Bello Maldonado was born on February 26th, 1991 in
Bogota, Colombia. Known on stage as
she is a Colombian Harpist, singer-songwriter, and record
producer, who began in the music scene of Colombia in 1999.
raised in Bogota, Enki Bello began performing in middle
school, demonstrating her incredible ability with Colombian,
Folk, Latin American, and International music.
her first musical steps at a very young age of four
instructed by her father, Jaime Bello (Architect and Civil
Engineer), who taught her the first harp lessons, and her
brother Pedro Bello (BS/MS in Electrical Engineering), who
also taught her how to play the guitar, cuatro, and maracas.
family shared a profound passion for the music which was
transmitted to her. Along with an instruction in performing
different instruments, Enki takes her first vocal lessons
with her mother, Alma Maldonado (Lawyer and Professor of
Social Sciences and Literature), who becomes a big influence
in Enki’s music career.
goes to a School of Harp (Academia Llano y Joropo) and
begins her professional career as a harp-solo-player with
the Master Hildo Ariel Aguirre, a well-known Colombian
Harpist, who teaches her how the music industry works and
how to promote her music.
As she is
growing up, Enki discovers within herself a big passion for
songwriting and poetry.
She starts to
write songs combining the harp’s melodies with her original
lyrics, creating a unique style. Her abilities to join
elements of the traditional Colombian Folk music with modern
sounds have impacted the music industry.
In 2008 she
records her first album with the band “Arpas de Colombia”.
Later, she gets signed with an independent record label
Filmaster Records, and in 2010 she releases her first solo
album called “The Magic of the Harp”.
Enki is then
invited to many radio and TV interviews where she presents
and talks about her album getting positive critics about the
content and music variety that shows the outstanding talent
that this young lady has. In the same year, Enki moves with
her family to the United States and at the beginning of
2013, Enki Graduates from Bergen Community College in New
Jersey with a Major in “Music Business” and then begins
studies in “Music Management and Commercial Popular Music”
at William Paterson University.
level of musicianship has allowed her to be selected as the
best interpreter in several folk music contests across the
country, and has offered concerts on several stages in
Colombia, Ecuador and the United States.