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Natalia Lafourcade with Monsieur Perine Hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos
August 4, 2016 • 12:00 pm(All times are in PDT)
Join KCRW down at the Pier, as we party with Natalia Lafourcade + Monsieur Periné, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos. The Twilight Concert Series, now in its 32nd year, is the premier free outdoor summer music series of Southern California. Straddling both the Pier and beach, these concerts are a festival of emerging and classic artists. Come enjoy the atmosphere while waves crash and the Ferris wheel lights up your warm summer night.
Parking + Public Transportation
The most awarded artist of the last edition of the Latin GRAMMYs started her successful career at age 14, when she joined the pop group Twist. It was then that she decided to devote her life to music and started attending music school. She learned to play guitar and piano, as well as studied singing and dancing. Later on, she attended a music training program at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Her latest album, “Hasta la raíz,” was released on March 2015, and came out at No. 1 on iTunes and Deezer. Her first two singles “Hasta la raíz” and “Lo que construímos,” were positioned in first place of Mexico´s “Viral 50” Spotify chart, and on the top ten of the global category. This album has become platinum in Mexico and gold in Italy. In this year’s edition of the Latin GRAMMY awards, she won 5 of 6 nominations, including: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Alternative Song, Best Engineered Album. “Hasta la raíz,” is currently a nominee for Best Latin Album for the GRAMMYs 2016.
Monsieur Periné is one of the leading bands in Colombia’s thriving new music scene. The group won a Latin GRAMMY award for Best New Artist in 2015. Their latest album “Caja de Musica” was produced by Eduardo Cabra, aka Visitante from the groundbreaking Puerto Rican group Calle 13. The album also features vocal guests like Ruben Albarran from Mexican rock legends Cafe Tacuba and Dominican star Vicente Garcia.
Rooted in gypsy jazz music and celebrating Django Reinhardt, Monsieur Periné’s fresh style adds a variety of Latin elements to the mix. While incorporating genres like cumbia, son, bolero, tango and samba, the band performs traditional South American instruments like the charango, bandoneon and Latin percussion.