Manuel Monroy Chazarreta ("El Papirri") Bolivian Folk Singer, Songwriter, Composer IN CONCERT May 1st, 2008 @ 8:00p.m.
The history of Manuel "Papirri" Monroy is one marked by the study of music, creativity, and cultural work. While he is definitely in the category of musicians of the "new song" movement from Latin America, his poetry and music escape some of the conventionalism of the movement. Manuel initiated his musical career playing classic guitar, but later on composed his own songs and became famous at various social song festivals. In 1980, under the dictatorship of General Garcia Meza he was forced to go into exile in Mexico and was able to return to Bolivia only in 1984.
More recently, in November of 2005 Manuel donated the rights of his song "Pajpaku-Tinku contra el ALCA" (against the free trade agreement) to support the presidential campaign of the peasant leader, Evo Morales. Beyond his social commitment, Manuel is a virtuoso of the guitar, but also an excellent player of the Bolivian instrument, the charango.
Manuel will be visiting the United States for the first time this year, and will perform in various cities before coming to Boston on May 1. He will make a special appearance at the Boston Common May Day Rally and then will be in concert, at 8 pm at Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Avenue, Boston.
You can have a taste of Manuel's music at the following links:
Samba do avião