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Since meeting in 2007, the Bogotá-based Monsieur Periné has established itself as an Afro-Colombian powerhouse. Led by dynamic vocalist Catalina García, the eight-piece group performs a sophisticated blend of French pop, cumbia, salsa, and Gypsy jazz, its sound landing somewhere between Gilberto Gil and Django Reinhardt. After opening for Puerto Rican alternative hip-hop group Calle 13 on a tour through Spain and Mexico, the band began attracting fans all over the globe. In 2015, the band released Caja de Música, produced by Calle 13’s Eduardo Cabra, and the band’s cross-pollinated aesthetic earned them vocal admirers like Felix Contreras, host of NPR’s Alt Latino, who tweeted, “Do you know Monsieur Periné? If you don’t, you should. Amazing.” In 2016, the band took home the Best New Artist award at the 2016 Latin Grammys.