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Encanto Tropical: The Evolution of the Sound of Monsieur Periné



La Sombra Tour - Monsieur Periné

Encanto Tropical was nominated to the GRAMMYs 2019 and also includes the hit “Bailar Contigo”, which has more than 45 million views on YouTube. It was featured as one of the “Best Latin Singles of 2018” according to Rolling Stone.

This album culminates the evolution of the sound of Monsieur Periné, from the acoustic Gypsy-Jazz inspired by Django Reinhardt to the hybrid pop of Latin electronic music. The band was formed by Catalina García and Santiago Prieto in Villa de Leyva (Colombia) in 2007, where they initially played boleros and bossa nova in marriages and private parties.

The production of Encanto Tropical was in charge of Eduardo Cabra (Visitor of Calle 13) with whom they also worked together on their second album Caja de Música, which was nominated to the Latin Grammys in 2015, in the category “Album of the year”.

Monsieur Periné was musically challenged to collaborate on this album with legendary artists such as Julieta Venegas from México on the song “Veneno” and with Vicentico de Argentina (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) on “La Tregua”, a song in which the Colombian Juancho Valencia was co-composer. “The collaborations enriched the band’s compositional experience, but they also allowed for a more complete way of expressing ourselves,” said Santiago Prieto. “I grew up listening to Latin American songs thanks to my mother, especially Mercedes Sosa,” said Catalina. “But I’ve also connected with singers like Buika, Chavela Vargas, colleagues like Natalia Lafourcade or Andrea Echeverri. I am also inspired by traditional singers such as Totó la Momposina, Chavita Grande, Mayra Andrade. I like singers who express a story and who are not only perfectionists in their interpretation.” Encanto Tropical manages to tell this kind of stories to which Catalina García refers. It’s an album that captures the band at its creative peak and is ready to take its place in the pantheon of the greats of contemporary Latin music.

La Sombra Tour is a 20-date trek in North America and starts June 1st in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The tour will make stops in Toronto (June 3rd), New York, Washington, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles before it concludes July 20th in San Diego, California.


“La Sombra” comes from the group’s latest album, Encanto Tropical, released last year. The album was nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards. The album was also nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Latin Grammys. The album also includes the hit single “Bailar Contigo.”

Monsieur Perine La Sombra Tour Dates:

June 1 – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Vivo Beach Club
June 3 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club
June 5 – Boston, MA – Paradise
June 6 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
June 8 – New York, NY – Sony Hall
June 9 – Montauk, NY – Stephen Talkhouse
June 10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
June 12 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
June 14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
June 15 – Hollywood, FL – ArtsPark Amphitheater
June 16 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
June 18 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
June 19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
June 21 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
June 22 – Chicago, IL – Rudio Fest
July 11 – July 14 – San Francisco, CA – SF Jazz Center
July 16 – San Luis Obispo, CA
July 17 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
July 20 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

*Source: Sony Music México

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