Mónica Navarro

Real name: Navarro, Mónica
(30 October 1968 - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina

he began her career in 1984 with the music group Las Voces del Amanecer with which she won a prize as «Grupo revelación» at the festival «Merlo Capital del Folklore».

She studied theater at the school run by Eduardo Abate and appeared at the play La lección de anatomía. She went to Montevideo to appear at this play and thereafter she was based in that city.

In the late 1997 the actor and singer Tabaré Rivero summoned her to join his group La Tabaré, a well-known Uruguayan rock band. It was an almost ten-year tenure with that group. Meanwhile she went on studying and furthering her artistry in different disciplines: clowning, masks, theatrical makeup, Butoh dance, murga, vocal technique at the Ana Prada’s workshop in Montevideo.

She appeared and was billed alongside international and River Plate artists: Bersuit Vergarbat, Omar Mollo, Las Pelotas, Molotov, Fernando Cabrera, Daniel Viglietti, Gastón Ciarlo Dino, Rúben Rada, Eduardo Darnauchans, Los Piojos, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Fito Páez, Café Tacuba, among others.

In 2000 she was awarded a special mention: «Premio Amarcord 2000: Mejor voz de tango». That same year she appeared accompanied by Silvio Ortega, former Alfredo Zitarrosa’s guitarist.

She appeared at the homage paid for the 70th anniversary of Alfredo Zitarrosa’s birth and the 250th Mozart’s anniversary made by the Fundación Zitarrosa and the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, accompanied by Mario Díaz on guitar and Edison Bordón on bandoneon.

The Fundación Astor Piazzolla invited her to appear in one of the numbers of Tanguedia at the venue La Spezia. She appeared at important locals in Montevideo. In 2007 she recorded live her first disc Paquetito de tangos at the Sala Zitarrosa which was released by Bizarro Records in Uruguay and in Argentina by the Barca label. The disc was awarded in Uruguay as the best tango album in 2008.

She performed at the XX Festival Internacional Viva el Tango; at the Proyecto Cabaret along with Rubén Juárez at the Sala Zitarrosa; at the X Festival de tango in the city of Buenos Aires, at the Torquato Tasso. In August 2008 she made a tour of the interior of Uruguay, named Trompo Azul, which ended in October at the Teatro Solís. On this occasion a homage was paid to the late Gustavo Nocetti. There she appeared along with the Sexteto Mayor as guest artist.