Santiago Ramírez henao
Better known as Santi Ramirez, is a Colombian pop artist, characterized by his talent and beautiful voice.
He was born in 1990 in Pereira (Colombia) and quickly became involved in music, influenced by his sister. At the age of 5 he had his first approach to the guitar and soon discovered that music was what he wanted to dedicate himself to when he grew up.
He started singing traditional Colombian music and when he was 9 he took his first guitar class. He improved very fast and at the age of 11 he was already giving small concerts at school.
At the age of 13 he had to move to Bogotá D.C, the capital of Colombia, where he met the symphonic orchestra. There he learned how to play the drums and some percussion instruments. When he was 15 he was part of a rock band called Próxima Parada, which gave him the opportunity to explore the bass-guitar and since then his musical career has never been the same. By that time, he discovered that he was able to play the most important instruments in a band and he started creating music inspired by the musical artists of that time.
He dabbled in different musical genres such as Tropipop, Salsa, Vallenato, Ballad, Pop, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cuban son, Colombian traditional music, Samba, Electronic music, Jazz, Funk, Bossa Nova, among others, and worked for uncountable privates and public events with the band or as a soloist. After that exploration, it took several years before his first significant project called Abakorao. Abakorao was a musical group made up of some of his friends and many other talented musicians. Santiago participated in several great events with the band and had the opportunity to record a couple of songs that became famous in the guild.
A few years later, he realized that much of his music was appreciated in other guilds and people always asked him for more songs of his own. At that moment Santi decided to go ahead and partially withdraw from private parties and serenades to focus on his solo project.
In 2018 the artist got his professional degree as Master of Arts and since that he has been working as a teacher, arranger and composer in several projects.
In 2020, he started working with Amuse, a musical distributor that allowed him to upload his music to all the digital platforms. Santi premiered his first single in June, which is called “I’m still thinking of you”, a romantic pop song that revolutionized the way in which people saw Santi. Since that time, the artist has recorded 2 more singles: “Be with you” and “My destiny was you”.
Santi has been working as an independent musician for 3 years and currently he is recording his first album, which will be launched in 2021.