Latin Grammy winners Monsieur Periné bring “Suin a la colombiana” to SB
SANTA BARBARA-Monsieur Periné, Latin Grammy winners for “Best New Artist” of 2015, come to Santa Barbara for free family events of art and music presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Hailing from Colombia, a country known as the birthplace of cumbia, Monsieur Periné is making headlines worldwide with its joyous, original “suin a la colombiana.” Melding the French swing of the 1930s with traditional Latin rhythms and classic songs, Monsiuer Periné combines traditional Colombian instruments with the sounds of jazz, pop, Latin “canciones,” and original tunes such as “Nuestra Cancion” which they performed at the Latin Grammy award ceremony. In addition to their unique sound and superb artistry, the group has attracted attention for their fantastic costumes which combine European elegance with Latino folklore, including iconic representations of Mexican culture, all designed by Alejandra Rivas.
Monsieur Periné will perform in free family performances at Isla Vista School on Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm; at Guadalupe City Hall on Saturday, April 30, at 7;30 pm, and on Sunday, May 1, at The Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara, at 7:00 pm. ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! partners with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art! to invite you to get creative and make your own art one hour before show start. Materials provided. The Viva and the SBMA will co-present a special, “Studio Sunday on the Steps” with Monsieur Periné on Sunday, May 1, 2 pm, at the Museum where families make art while listening to music and enjoy free admission to the Museum.