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This Cordovan band was born from the same passion and love: the admiration of a unique artist . It is an h omaje to Carlitos La Mona Jimenez, the eternal king of the quartet, iconic representative of the cordobesity to the stick, with good and bad.
The Monkey is born from the desire to spread art through music , with the idea of enhancing the arrival of the mandamás and making the love of its followers visible. They started very recently, with the desire to fight the context of the pandemic, with passion intact and hope lit. On Friday, November 13 they debuted with a virtual show for their social networks, it was with a totally free streaming, but that served as a platform to raise funds for musicians and staffs quarteteros who were unable to work during the pandemic.
In this obligatory parate of more than eight months without doing a dance, with the nostalgia to return and the need to intervene somehow, decided to unite to fulfill a dream: pay tribute to him to the maximum exponent of Cordovan popular music, La Mona Jimenez.
“ The proceeds will be destined to our colleagues and to cover the costs of the show, screens, sound and airing. We are putting it all together in the lungs,” their members tell the media, adding: “There are kids who were left without any income with the pandemic, and that's why this idea came up, to help us with each other.”
But The Monkey doesn't just arise from the paranormal context we're living...
Its protagonists have many years of experience in the quartet. They are first musicians accustomed to the stages, with a career in this popular folklore Cordobesazo. The Monkey, which has among its ranks artists who formed and are part of the bands Megatrack, Damián Córdoba, Cachumba, Diego Olmos, Facu Gutié rrez, among others.
In addition, the vast trajectory of each of its members, one of the most notorious impulses that leads the band to shine ever more and more and achieve its solidarity objectives is the story of José. The band was widely accepted within the quartet environment, a bit because their musicians are super known and loved, and another bit because the singer of The Monkey has a admirable life story.
The main voice of the project is that of José Sarmiento, who with a charisma and devastating personality, sings from the heart. His way of standing on stage has unexpected, surprising and admirable motives. José had a very humble past and had to earn his living from a young boy as a street vendor. This year he returned to the quartet carrying with those years that formed him kicking the street and climbing to the collectives, where he grew up as a person but also as an artist.
Javier Quasollo (Ex Ulysses Good)
Julio Toledo (La Konga)
Nelson Cimenton (Facu Gutierrez)
Mauro Acosta (Diego Olmos)
Mapuche Quinteros (Megatrack)
Juan Barrera (La Barra)
Matias Marto (Megatrack)
Gorosito Devil (Megatrack)
Gonza Solis (Ex Damian Cordoba)
Miguel Toscano (Music teacher)
Ivan Franz (Former Cute)
This is a self-managing project that arises from the need to vindicate the musical field in a context in which art and culture are relegated to a situation of unknown . That is why dissemination and collaboration is important . Because as long as the pandemic continues, we have to keep taking care of each other. Those who wish to collaborate with The Monkey can do so through Mercado Pago, the alias is thetribute.mandamas.
Publication Date: 09/12/2020
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