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Catalina García (Monsieur Periné)

About this Artist

Catalina García is a Colombian singer and actress, known as the vocalist and writer for the band Monsieur Periné.

She was born in Cali, Colombia and attended the Paul Valery French high school in the same city. She moved to Bogotá and began studying Anthropology at Javeriana University.

While living in Bogotá, García met musicians Santiago Prieto, Nicolás Junca and Camilo Parra, with whom she began to play various genres of Latin American music and jazz, performing at various venues in the city. They took the name Monsieur Periné from the French word "perineum" (pelvic floor). In 2012 they released their first album called Hecho a Mano. The album turned out to be a commercial success, leading the group to perform throughout Latin America and at jazz festivals in Europe. Their second album, Caja de Música, was released in 2015 and produced by musician Eduardo Cabra (Calle 13). The album earned the group a Latin Grammy that same year in the "Best New Artist" category. She is currently promoting their most recent album entitled "Bolero Apocaliptico" around the world.