Sergio Monroy


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Sergio Monroy , is described by critics as a sensational young flamenco-jazz pianist. He will perform the compositions of his new album Chicuco (Bujío, 2008) as well as other favorites. Sergio uses the piano to dance flamenco, making constant nods to jazz. Their compositions are extremely sensitive. Sergio composes and interprets for the senses, weaves melodies to take them to the heart. The melodic themes are like the brushstrokes of an impressionist painting. And guest artist Graciela Perrone, native of Uruguay, artist, singer and flamenco dancer is joining Sergio with her dance.

With his latest release "Chicuco" Sergio Monroy steps further ahead in his musical career, offering a very complete work, astonishing in the sound maturity of its brave, daring style, very flamenco. For the pianist, Chicuco is homage to his parents and to the memory of a childhood passed among the corner shops of his neighborhood and it pays tribute to everybody who lives far from his hometown.


In this new album, Monroy shows us a radical change of style

With outstanding compositions such as Chicuco, a surprising,

cheery and very personal tanguillo, A4, a blended rumba, and

Parte de mi, a buleria that might rescue from their homesickness

the emigrants who left Cadiz. The album sheds a new light on flamenco. In

Monroys piano there is the ancient wisdom of Cadiz flamenco and

a deep respect for the folk songs as they were sung at the popular

Mentidero square and where they were caught in the air by this

fresh-minded flamenco artist, eager to renew his sound. Chicuco is

how you call in Cadiz the brisk boy from the northern coast who

has come to the town to help out in the little corner shops, and

Chicuco is how this young artist has called his work, where he lets

glide his fingers along the open paths of melodies blended into

each other. Its a true homage to his roots, to his father, to a lifestyle

and a spirit. There is also a village in Mozambique and a

valley in northern Mexico called Chicuco. And hes wise and humble

enough to listen while hes working and melting together an universe

of artistic influences: flamenco, jazz, Spanish folk music, Cuban

son and other rhythms. The result is an exquisite dish for sensitive

minds, the quintessence of the flamenco of the 21st century. Its

called Chicuco and it contains the very personal voice of Sergio

Monroys piano.