El Monteaguilino

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José Heriberto Sepúlveda Beltrán (born September 27, 1960), also known as El Monteaguilino is a Chilean folklorist and television host.

El Monteaguilino
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Background information
Birth nameJosé Heriberto Sepúlveda Beltrán
Born (1960-09-27) September 27, 1960 (age 60)
Monte Águila, Chile
GenresCueca, guaracha
  • Folklorist
  • television presenter
Years active1988–present
Websitewww.monteaguilino.cl (in Spanish)


José Sepúlveda was born on September 27, 1960 in Monte Águila, Chile.[1] He is the son of María Beltrán Bobadilla and José Sepúlveda Padilla, and he has 7 brothers.[2]

Artistic careerEdit

He made his debut in 1988 at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival, where he performed the song "El Caballito de Metal", based on the Chilean railway industry and the peasant world. The song, which was a guaracha, was disqualified, because at that time the competition regulations required that the songs sung be typical of Chilean folklore, a requirement that the guaracha did not fulfill. However, the song he played became iconic and allowed him to continue in the field of folk music, of which he is still a part today.[3]

Between 2012 and 2015, he was a television host on the program Revoliendo el Gallinero, on the UCV TV channel, which consisted of interviewing other singers around the country.[4]

Even though he has been accused of writing a song dedicated to Lucía Hiriart, Augusto Pinochet's wife,[5] he has denied it, claiming that "I like politics, but from afar."[2]

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he has begun to record and broadcast his works digitally.[6] He was also invited to the TV marathon Vamos Chilenos.[7][8]


Year Title Type
1988 A Bailar Guaracha Album
1997 Morena Caribeña Album
1998 Las Cuecas Acaballás Album
2002 Hass presenta: Música 100% Chilena Album
2003 A Ponerle Pino... Con El Clavel y El Monteaguilino Colaborative
2003 A Todo Ritmo Album
2004 Lo Mejor de El Monteaguilino Compilation
2010 ¡Arriba la selección! Album
2013 La Mejor Fiesta Dieciochera Colaborative
2013 Caballito de Metal Compilation


  1. ^ "El Monteaguilino". Musica Popular (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  2. ^ a b Figueroa, Chamorro (2020-11-26). "El Monteaguilino: Historia, Proyectos y Futuro". El Tarapacá (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. ^ "Caballito de metal". La Tribuna (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  4. ^ "El Monteaguilino canta por todo Chile gracias a la tevé". La Cuarta (in Spanish). 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  5. ^ "Redes sociales estallan por canción dedicada a Lucía Hiriart". Chilevisión (in Spanish). 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  6. ^ "Folcloristas tuvieron que cambiar la chupalla por la mascarilla". La Cuarta (in Spanish). 2020-09-09. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  7. ^ "De Beto Cuevas a Sigrid Alegría y Kudai: "Vamos Chilenos" anuncia sus artistas y shows confirmados". Radio Bío-Bío (in Spanish). 2020-09-09. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  8. ^ "Beto Cuevas, Nicole, Aleste y más: campaña "Vamos Chilenos" anuncia sus primeros artistas nacionales". Teletrece (in Spanish). 2020-09-10. Retrieved 2020-09-12.

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