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Monday January 25, 2016

From PRI

Cumbia + swing = Grammy
By Marco Werman

I’m always open to new sounds and recently the band Monsieur PerinĂ© 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 where they were already musicians.

Preito and Junca had discovered French gypsy swing on the Internet and were kind of obsessed. Garcia liked singing for fun.

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