Vamos por el Magdalenaa
"Vamos por el Magdalena" is a song that refers to life represented by a river. The river, like life, changes as its course progresses; it has "droughts and abundance." The river inspires the journey and invites to dream.
Mónica Giraldo’s New Acoustic Colombian Sound
Singer - Songwriter Mónica Giraldo is a woman walking two paths. The first one is taking her deeper and deeper into the heart of Colombian music, surrounded by the power of her native land’s traditional rhythms. The other one leads her out and away, following melodies and harmonies from the world. "A guitar and a voice, that is how music came into my life and that is the way it has continued."
Mónica is a singer-songwriter who released two independent albums before earning a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2008 Latin Grammys. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Giraldo studied music at Unviersidad de los Andes in her hometown and subsequently studied further at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since her return to Colombia, she recorded several albums: Muy Cerca (Very Close) in 2005 with Producer Felipe Álvarez (Polen Records). Todo da Vueltas (Everything Turns) in 2008 with Producer Mauricio Pantoja and independent lable Codiscos, which earned her a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2008 Latin Grammys. She also released Que venga la vida (Let life come) with Polen Records in 2014, and her new album Bajo el mismo cielo (Under The Same Sky) in 2017, Co-produced by Giraldo, Mauricio Pantoja and Andrés Peláez, Al Oído, The Best of Mónica Giraldo 2019, and her new singles "Vamos por el Magdalena" "Algo va a cambiar" 2019. She has collaborated with various artists in selected albums, such as Mestizajes with the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010, La Voz de mi Padre (My Father’s Voice) in 2011, and in Café Latino and Café del Mundo by Putumayo Records in 2013-2014. Monica was also awarded two Billboard recognitions as a singer-songwriter. Her performing career includes venues in Colombia, Mexico, USA, France, and Japan among others.