Tuesday December 01, 2015
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 pop trio Matisse with a sweet, romantic sound.
The winning vote, however, went to Monsieur Periné, a Colombian group whose music is a quirky blend of swing, alt, pop and Colombian rhythms; something like a Colombian Postmodern Jukebox. Although little known in the U.S., Monsieur Periné had Latin Grammy pedigree: Their sophomore album, Caja de Música, was produced by Eduardo Cabra, one-half of Calle 13, the top-winning Latin Grammy act in history.
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