• Rap

  • Hip Hop

Born in Melbourne with Chilean heritage, Jalmar is bringing Latin America to Australia with a gusto like no other. Effortlessly merging Latin instrumentation with trap drums, Jalmar raps with quiet confidence but loud charisma.

With both parents from Chile, culture and heritage is paramount to Jalmar’s voice. Having fled Santiago before he was born, Jalmar’s parents sought refuge in Australia to escape the corruption in the country that continued to create unsafe living conditions. Learning this, Jalmar felt compelled to use his upbringing to pursue something worthwhile and real.

Before embarking on his musical journey, Jalmar had to discover his heritage. Emptying his entire savings from a dead-end job, Jalmar flew around South America, finding himself inspired and gaining a whole new perspective in the process. Understanding the strength of his position, Jalmar dedicated himself to being the director of his own life.

Guided by intuition, Jalmar and producer Younique let their emotions on each day push and pull the sessions to where they need to go. His debut single, ‘Mijo Rico’, finds Jalmar one step closer to giving back to these communities and spreading his message of positivity. It’s the first taste of Jalmar’s versatility, innate knack for music and rich heritage, of which there is much more to come. ‘Mijo Rico’ is the perfect soundtrack to take back control of your life and seize every opportunity.

Foreshore Stage | Fri 11 Feb