HOW DID MONUMENTAL MUSIC EMERGE?
MONUMENTAL MUSIC IS A RECORD LABEL DERIVED FROM THE SOCIOCULTURAL INITIATIVE, FUGAZ | ARTE DE CONVIVIR (ART OF LIVING TOGETHER), WITH ITS HEADQUARTERS IN CALLAO MONUMENTAL. THE PROJECT EMERGED THROUGH THE SHARED OBJECTIVE OF WANTING TO STIMULATE THROUGH MUSIC, AND PROMOTE DIALOGUE AND UNITY BETWEEN MUSICIANS OF HISTORICALLY RIVAL “BARRIOS”.
It’s a space for the creation, production and promotion of young artists, working as a team with the goal of succeeding in the contemporary music scene and to turn Monumental Callao into an international and notable place for urban music.
Graffiti artist Alexis Villanueva “El Salsa” proposed the idea to Gil Shavit in 2018, founder of Fugaz, to create a project that will help establish a common ground between the “barrios” and serve as a message of encouragement, and to condemn crime and violence. Since then, both
Shavit and Salsa, have offered musicians a path and an open door for those who wish to develop their talent, learn and transform their lives and the ones of others.
THIS IS NOT JUST A SOCIAL PROJECT, IT’S A LIFE PROJECT. FOR MANY THE BEGINNING OF THEIR CAREERS..
HOW DID WE DEVELOP OUR INITIATIVE?
FROM A STUDIO WITH CARDBOARD WALLS, A COMPUTER AND A MICROPHONE NOT TO TECHNICAL STANDARDS, TO CREATING A PROJECT IN A PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO, CURRENTLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES IN CALLAO.
What started as a social initiative known as Dklle CreW, advocating to end violence, discriminiation and raise awareness towards having communication between the people of rival “barrios”, turned into a record label and the “Estudio de Grabaciones Profesional Monumental Music” (Studio of Professional Recordings Monumental Music), that supports the professional careers of: Jey Army (Jefferson Mogollon), Denegri (Ricardo Denegri), Giosel (Robinson Gianfranco) and Silencio (Arold Alexander Díaz). Monumental Music unites us.
On 1/20/20 we will be releasing the first musical production along with the first singles of our four musicians. The project’s main goal is to encourage union and stimulate conversation between people who wish to change their lives through music.
WHAT DOES MONUMENTAL MUSIC HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?
IN SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM
THE EXPECTATIONS, FOR THOSE WHO CHOSE TO BE PART OF MONUMENTAL MUSIC, WILL ALWAYS BE TO USE MUSIC AS A WEAPON IN DEFENDING SOCIAL CHANGE AND TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT A PERSON THAT COMES FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS CAN SUCCEED IN THE FIELD OF MUSIC, ACCORDING TO THEIR TALENT AND PERSEVERANCE.
The primary objective is to launch a record label and to promote its visions, history, and goals.
Then, for the artists that Monumental Music represent to be able to develop professional careers and achieve national and international success and be able to inspire others. Also, to propose to keep Dklle CreW, the social part of the initiative, attract new audiences from different “barrios” and have more creative opportunities. In 2020, we will celebrate the grand launching of the album “On fayer” which includes eleven tracks and various genres such as hip hop, trap and reggaeton, it also has featured artists , individual and a group performance in “Somos Dklle” (We are Dklle) which in addition to the four artists from the label the song has ten other singers including: Aleon, FJ Swear, 14 hectáreas, Aldo ACKS y JC, all residents of Callao.
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE
HOLD FOR MONUMENTAL MUSIC?
FROM CALLAO TO THE WORLD
TURN CALLAO INTO AN INTERNATIONAL LANDMARK FOR URBAN MUSIC, USING THE PROJECT TO CREATE SONGS AND DISCS THAT WILL BE CELEBRATED IN CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS. A PLACE TO ENJOY AND DANCE TO THE MAXIMUM.
Monumental Music will continue to be a space of creation and peace between the different “barrios” of Callao. A project of social reintegration that through music and collaboration will help bring change to a community, previously filled with violence.