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Mondo.NYC 2021 Showcase Artist

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Ramon Chicharron

Montreal

October 12, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Mondo Live Stream [Going Global Showcase]

Born in Medellin, Colombia and based in Montreal, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ramon Chicharron promotes a heartfelt blend of genres and identities. With his distinctive voice, Ramon combines a seemingly endless supply of catchy hooks and singalong melodies with instrumentation inspired by Latin and Caribbean rhythms and contemporary urban pop. While his EP Merecumbé (2018) was composed in the Costa Rican jungle, the songs of his latest album, Pescador de Sueños, were composed between Montreal and Miami and represent a blend of identities, and the contrasts between the city and nature, tradition and modernism, dreams and reality. His danceable compositions are inspired by a desire to live a simpler life, and for a world without borders or the difficulties one encounters when pursuing his dream. Pescador de Sueños, which translates to “fisherman of dreams,” reminds us of this: a dream is never impossible if you learn to focus your energies and efforts towards an objective. Since first performing in 2015, Ramon Chicharron has become one of the most popular live artists in the Montreal tropical music scene and has been steadily gaining a foothold in the Canadian and international world music markets. He first gained notoriety in Montreal with his popular weekly dance party band, Ramon y Su Son, which played Latin rhythms including salsa, cumbia, merengue and more in the sweaty confines of renowned venue L’Escalier for years. Since beginning to tour in 2016, the group has performed at more than 100 events across Canada, the USA and Colombia. Pescador de Sueños has gained more than 500,000 streams on digital platforms, was #1 on the iTunes Top 200 Canada World chart and the song “Apretao” has secured placement in