Born in Medellin, Colombia, and based in Montreal for the past decade, Ramon Chicharron expresses his love for his roots through his music. Leaving Colombia, at the age of 19, he first moved to Miami and then arrived in Montreal in 2005. He started his first musical project called Ramon y su son, a latin fusion project mixing son cubano, cumbia and cha cha cha, and launched his EP (Pal’ Monte) in 2011.
Looking for a sound that would be closer to his Colombian roots, he started experimenting with afro-colombian percussions. After a few months in Miami where he met with his musical family, the “Nativos Jammin Orchestra”, he came back to Montreal inspired for his second album. He started recording in his home-made studio and within a month, he came out with a new project he named Ramon Chicharron, a mix between chicha, the traditional Andean fermented drink, and ron, the typically Caribbean fermented alcohol. He launched the album Uepaje, in 2015. Celebrating the ancestral afrocolombian rhythms of cumbia, bullerengue, son corrido, tambora and puya, to which he adds trombone, clarinet and electric guitar, Ramon Chicharron created a musical fusion he calls “cumbia chicharronica”.
A nomadic soul, the multi-instrumentalist composed most of his second opus, "Merecumbé", alone in the Costa Rican jungle, a process meant to recharge his batteries and reconnect with what inspires him the most. The album was released in May 2018, and continue to celebrate the folkloric rhythms of cumbia and champeta, while adding psycho-tropical melodies and a few electronic sounds. With this futuristic psycho-tropical grooves, Ramon Chicharron sings about the plight of migrants and his love for ''Pachamama''. In June 2018, Ramon Chicharron received the award for Diversity in Music by Montreal Council of the Arts. A new album produced by Boogat will be released in May 2020, and in the meantime, you can listen to the first single, Apretao feat. Boogat.