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Hugo Andrés
Hugo Andrés is a professional musician at a major university. He teaches classes in electric guitar, acoustics, keyboard, music theory, vocal technique, and ear training at home with two of his university classmates. Five years ago, Hugo started a group called “CACTOPUS” in which he is the composer and guitarist for the band. His music addresses social issues and fuses different rhythms. The group has made appearances in bars and cafés throughout Bogota, and has received attention as a result of magazine interviews and other forms of publicity. Its style is described as “cariñito en rock” which is well-known among followers of this genre. The goal of the group is to achieve recognition on a national level for its fusion of traditional rhythms.


CACTOPUS is a project for young people and adults that was created five years ago. Hugo Andrés is a composer, singer, and guitarist who is able to fuse the rhythms of rock music and the rhythmic beats of Capoeira with traditional music. His dream is for CACTOPUS to attain international recognition for its new Latin American style. Hugo’s main challenge has been generating publicity through commercial broadcast media because he believes the industry is monopolized, thereby making his work difficult. As a business, CACTOPUS generates income through the classes Hugo teaches at home and from appearances at bars and restaurants. The group’s assets include musical equipment, amplifiers, and some music CDs that have been produced. Hugo Andrés and his group want to record nine songs for the upcoming album launch, on which he is currently working. This will be the first album the group has launched, but the group has already released three singles that were well-received based on the sales that were made whenever they performed at bars and hamburger joints. Students of his classes have also bought these recordings, as well as attendees of performances at various sites in which they conduct every eight days.


Hugo has gone to the beautiful Colombian capital of Bogota to request a Kiva loan because he needs to invest in the cost of recording the album, pressing and copying the CDs, and designing and paying for cover art.

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Hugo Andrés es músico profesional de una importante universidad , él ofrece clases de guitarra eléctrica, acústica, teclado, solfeo, técnica vocal y entrenamiento auditivo, a domicilio junto con dos compañeros más de universidad; Su negocio inició hace 5 años creando una agrupación llamada "CACTOPUS" en el cual Hugo es el compositor y guitarrista de la banda; entre sus temas aborta principalmente lo social y fusiona diferentes ritmos; esta agrupación realiza presentaciones en bares y cafés de Bogotá, ciudad donde este grupo ha tenido reconocimientos como entrevistas en revistas y otros. Su principal tema es "cariñito en rock" muy conocido por seguidores de este genero. La meta de este grupo musical es lograr reconocimiento a nivel nacional por la fusión de ritmos tradicionales. CACTOPUS" es un proyecto musical para jóvenes y adultos creados hace 5 años. Hugo Andrés es un compositor, cantante y guitarrista que fusiona ritmos como el rock y ritmos benes de capoesia con música tradicional. Su sueño es que CACTOPUS obtenga el reconocimiento internacional como un estilo nuevo latinoamericano. Su principal desafío es la difusión en medios comerciales porque siente que está monopolizada y para él es muy difícil así trabajar. Como negocio Captopus cuenta con ingresos promedios que dependen de clases a domicilio y las presentaciones en bares y restaurantes, posee activos representados en equipos de música, amplificadores y algunos cds con sus temas musicales. Hugo Andrés y su grupo quieren grabar 9 canciones de su próximo disco que lanzarán, en el cual se encuentran trabajando. Este sería el primer lanzamiento que hacen de un disco, ya que había lanzado 3 sencillos anteriormente con gran acogida, reflejada en las presentaciones en lugares como el bares, hamburgueserías, entre las persona que reciben sus las clases y otros sitios donde realizan presentaciones cada 8 días; su plan de inversión consiste en la grabación del disco , el prensaje de los cds o copias del disco y el pago del arte o diseño de la caratula, por eso desde la hermosa capital de Colombia “ Bogotá”, está acudiendo a su credikiva.


Additional Information

About Fundación Mario Santo Domingo

Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) is a non-profit organization in northern Colombia dedicated to developing programs for the country’s poorest communities. In addition to numerous social services, FMSD runs a microfinance program to strengthen micro-businesses in the areas where it works. The organization also offers several non-financial components as part of this program, including training to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 262
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,343,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,865.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Hugo Andrés to invest in album recording costs, pressing and copying CDs, and cover art design.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 9, 2011
Listed
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012