One of the leading bands in Colombia’s new music scene, Monsieur Periné won the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist and earned a Grammy Award nomination for their most recent album, Caja de Música. Rooted in gypsy jazz and celebrating the tradition of Django Reinhardt, Monsieur Periné‘s fresh style adds a variety of Latin elements to the mix. Incorporating genres like cumbia, son, bolero, tango, and samba, the band performs on traditional South American instruments from the charango, to the bandoneon, and Latin percussion. Their airy yet virtuosic instrumental foundation connects 1930s Paris with the youthful spirit of modern Bogotá. It’s the perfect backdrop to showcase Catalina Garcia’s sugar-sweet, sunshiny vocals at the very center of their signature “swing a la Colombiana” style. With the help of the illustrator José Arboleda and their own fashion designer, the band has created a world of their own that comes to life in their music, their artwork, and, of course, their performances.
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From Los Angeles Times Lila Downs and Monsieur Periné bring their Latin-influenced sounds to Segerstrom Center for the Arts By: Kathleen Luppi Mexican-American singer Lila Downs will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on April 23 with leading Colombian music group Monsieur Periné. The double concert will feature global music and Latin-influenced sounds. Catalina Garcia, lead singer of...
Posted Apr 10th, 2017
From Billboard Monsieur Perine on Touring: ‘We Try to Meet Other Artists We Want to Collaborate or Write Songs With’ By: Griselda Flores Touring isn’t just about the exposure for Monsieur Periné; it’s also an opportunity to connect with artists for possible collaborations on their upcoming album. In the midst of composing and finishing the track list for the new...
Posted Mar 10th, 2017
From Remezcla Monsieur Periné’s “Tu M’as Promis” Video Is a Kaleidoscopic Explosion of Color and Nostalgia By: Andrew S. Vargas Monsieur Periné has been making a stateside splash this year, with a 15-date U.S. tour bringing the Colombian conjunto to some of the country’s biggest stages, and an NPR Tiny Desk Concert to tie a neat little bow on the...
Posted Oct 13th, 2016
From Billboard Monsieur Perine on Life After Winning Best New Artist at Latin Grammys, Plus Reik’s Climb Up the Charts By: Griselda Flores Welcome to episode 2 of Billboard’s Latin Connection Podcast — a weekly update on the latest Latin music & chart news and exclusive interviews… …On this episode, we have an interview with Latin Grammy-winning band Monsieur Periné...
Posted Aug 29th, 2016
Check out the latest music video from Monsieur Periné below! “Lloré” was filmed in one shot as part of Leo Longo and Diana Boccara’s Around The World in 80 Music Videos project. Click here to learn more.
Posted Aug 22nd, 2016
From Billboard ‘Sabor a Mi,’ ‘Besame Mucho’ & More: Vote for Your Favorite Bolero Cover By Griselda Flores Iconic artists like Daniel Santos, Agustín Lara and Javier Solís are considered to be pioneers of the beautiful bolero music that originated in Cuba and popularized in Mexico in the early 1900s, and artists like Monsieur Periné and Natalia Lafourcade have taken...
Posted Aug 11th, 2016
From Los Angeles Times By Carolina A. Miranda Why you need to catch one of the SoCal shows by Colombia’s Monsieur Periné At a time when Latin music airwaves are dominated by the boom boom of reggaeton, it can seem otherworldly to have a bouncing swing number hit the airwaves, much less land on the charts. But that’s just what...
Posted Aug 4th, 2016
from LA Weekly Monsieur Perine’s Sound Is So Unique, People Don’t Realize They’re Colombian By Eddie Cota How did a Colombian, French-influenced, gypsy jazz band by the name of Monsieur Periné become one of the most exciting emerging artists in Latin music? At one point, even people in Colombia didn’t think they were from there. Lead singer Catalina García was...
Posted May 2nd, 2016
from KCRW Pan Caliente: Monsieur Perine’s Video for “Nuestra Cancion” By Jose Galvan One of my favorite songs of 2015, now has a video! Monsieur Perine’s “Nuestra Cancion” is a playful anthem featuring Dominican star Vicente Garcia that conjures up Dixieland jazz bands of yesteryear. And somehow because it’s in Spanish, it still feels fresh & new. No doubt a...
Posted Apr 7th, 2016
from Billboard Monsieur Perine Debut ‘Nuestra Cancion’ Music Video & Announce U.S. West Coast Tour Dates by Griselda Flores It’s a flower festival in the new Monsieur Periné music video for “Nuestra Canción,” featuring Dominican singer Vicente García. The clip — filmed in the Cundinamarca region of Colombia, famous for the diversity of its flowers — was released Thursday (April...
Posted Apr 1st, 2016
from Remezcla Monsieur Periné Reach Peak Cuteness in the Video for “Nuestra Canción” By Beverly Bryan How does Monsieur Periné do it? How do they make swing jazz sound cool in 2016? And how do they get cuter by the day without ever being annoying? Take this new video for their song “Nuestra Canción,” which was the first single off...
Posted Apr 1st, 2016
from NPR NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Monsieur Periné by Felix Contreras Monsieur Periné hails from Colombia, a country known for its Afro-Colombian cumbia, as well as New York-style salsa. Instead, however, the band has embraced 1920s-era, guitar-driven jazz from the U.S. The unlikely inspiration has resulted in a large and international following, as well as a Latin Grammy not too...
Posted Mar 4th, 2016
From NPR Latin Roots: Monsieur Periné On this special “Latin Roots” edition of World Cafe, the Grammy-nominated Latin jazz band Monsieur Periné performs live in front of an audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. The central three members, including charismatic lead singer Catalina Garcia, joined forces as a Gypsy-jazz group with a love for Parisian guitarist Django Reinhardt. Their...
Posted Feb 4th, 2016
From PRI Cumbia + swing = Grammy By Marco Werman I’m always open to new sounds and recently the band Monsieur Periné from Bogota, Colombia blew me away with their new sounds. Catalina Garcia is the band’s lead singer, and one of its three founders. She met the other two, Santiago Prieto and Nicolas Junca, while in college in Bogota...
Posted Jan 25th, 2016
From Remezcla Monsieur Periné Remember Their Wedding Band Beginnings and Perform on Beats 1 by Remezcla Estaff Latin Grammy award-winning Colombian swing troubadours Monsieur Periné stopped by Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio program recently to chat with host Chris Mirigliani. They dished about their globetrotting influences, which include everything from gypsy jazz to bolero, as well as their wedding band...
Posted Jan 25th, 2016
From NY Daily News *Grammy-winning Colombian band Monsieur Periné take Manhattan * By Jose Manuel Simian It was a welcome surprise when Colombian band Monsieur Periné won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist last November. The Latin Recording Academy, after all, usually goes for artists with a more traditionally commercial approach to pop music than the gypsy jazz and...
Posted Jan 18th, 2016
From NPR Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015 By Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen You never entirely know what you’re going to get when you ask listeners to rank their favorite albums of the year. But the results of All Songs Considered’s 2015 listener poll may be the most diverse we’ve seen in ten years of doing...
Posted Dec 17th, 2015
From Billboard Meet Latin Grammy Best New Artist Winner Monsieur Periné By Leila Cobo It was anyone’s guess who would win Best New Artist at the Latin Grammys last week. If favoritism was to be gauged by performance on the show, there was Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Raquel Sofía, belting it out in a sexy slit skirt, as well as Mexican...
Posted Dec 1st, 2015
From New York Daily News Stars are aligning for Latin Grammys’ ‘big night’ on Nov. 19 By: Jose Manuel Simian The Latin Grammys aren’t billed as “the biggest night in Latin music” for nothing. The tagline — a legal trademark belonging to the Recording Academy, by the way — is hardly hyperbole. Because when the music starts on Nov. 19...
Posted Nov 12th, 2015
From Broadway World Astrid Asher, Monsieur Perine & More to Perform at The Latin GRAMMY Premiere By: Music News Desk Costa Rican singer/songwriter Debi Nova will host The Latin GRAMMY Premiere, which will precede the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast. Current Latin GRAMMY nominees Astrid Asher, Monsieur Periné, NoTeVaGustar, and Onze:20 will perform and kick off The Biggest Night...
Posted Nov 11th, 2015
From La Voz de Houston Latin Grammy 2015: Monsieur Periné, viento fresco de swing-jazz a la columbiana By: David Dorantes El grupo colombiano de swing-jazz Monsieur Periné ha entrado por la puerta grande al mundo de la música latinoamericana. La banda de Bogotá está nominada nada más y nada menos que al Latin Grammy 2015 en la prestigiosa categoría de...
Posted Nov 3rd, 2015
From Rockadictos Noche de fiesta mexi-colombiana en El Plaza Condesa By: Anaí Quintero Entre catrinas, catrines, vampiros, esqueletos, diablitos y diablitas, El Plaza fue testigo de un festejo, no de Halloween, sino una energética velada musical encabezada por la agrupación Monsieur Periné, presentando su último material “Caja de música”, colombianos que han conquistado el corazón y oídos de seguidores mexicanos....
Posted Oct 31st, 2015
From Uno TV Abre la Caja de Música de Monsieur Periné By: Eduardo Ayala Se dice que tienen que pasar miles de años para que alguna deidad decida tomar una forma humana para convivir con los mortales y compartirles un poco de su divinidad… Ese es el caso de Catalina García que junto a Santiago Sarabia, Nicolás Junca y un...
Posted Oct 30th, 2015
From Indie Rocks Latinoamérica viva: Monsieur Periné By: Karen Velázquez El pop se fundió con el jazz y el swing aportó un toque único para entonar boleros. Improvisando y jugando con diferentes instrumentos como trompetas, flautas, contrabajos, percusiones, guitarras y demás, en Colombia nació una banda que pronto se apoderaría del resto de América y Europa gracias a su estilo...
Posted Nov 24th, 2014
Monsieur Perine Rider (2016): Download (pdf)
Words don’t do this band justice. Play the video and discover Monsieur Periné‘s magic for yourself.
Cleverly anachronistic group which often harks back to Parisian Hot Club jazz.
Jon Pareles / The New York Times
What’s amazing is that Monsieur Perine isn’t just some obscure jazz-school nerdery. They’ve made big strides, earning radio play and marquee billing at major music festivals. In part, that’s because they balance their high-concept musical fusions with a spot-on pop sensibility.
Monsieur Perine surprised us this year, flipping the script with music inspired by French jazz, swing, and Colombian folk.
The sextet’s bouncy and joyous brand of Colombian swing captivated the crowd… It was easy to see why Monsieur Perine is such a smash in South America.
Creative Loafing (North Carolina)