Maky Lopez- Founder of Grupo Naidy and Naidy Foundation

5th Petronio Alvarez Pacific Music festival in Cali, Colombia- Maky Lopez of Grupo Naidy on the bombo, Hugo Candelario of Bahia on the marimba, and Freddy Colorado on the cununos

Music and Dance show presentation on African Colombian culture at The African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Ft Lauderdale, FL June 20th, 2007

Performances and Workshops on African Colombian music of the Pacific coast at New York University-
Maky Lopez and his artistic-cultural music group Naidy was invited to NYU to teach workshops.Maky Lopez then invited marimba master Gualajo from Colombia, and other Pacific coast musicians to participate in his workshops at NYU's Ethnomusicology department on traditional Black Pacific Colombian music.

Participation in the 2003 meeting of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

March 26 to April 6, 2003

African Colombian music of the Pacific coast workshops and performances at The Caribbean Cultural Center in New York November 2003

Interview and on-air performance of the Afro-Colombian music of the Pacific coast at Columbia University's WKCR 89.9K radio station during the program "Sonidos Colombianos" September 1st, 2003

Performance at Toussaint Louverture "Celebration of Life" event held by the Commemoration Committee of Haiti's Bicentennial

Performance at the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors festival- 2003

Performance at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian- 2003

Performance/Workshops The Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in NY- 2003

Performance at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture- 2003

Performance at Brooklyn Public Library's Latino Heritage Festival

Workshops at City College of NY

Participant of the 1st Cultural Colombian Pacific Coast Festival in the United States held in Houston, TX by Cascajal Inc.

Participant of "Colombian Fest International" held in Houston, TX

Maky Lopez- Participant in Tropical Carnival of Paris, France 2009: