Artist of the Week: Mónica Giraldo

Artist: Mónica Giraldo
Genre: Acoustic / Alternative / Pop
Country: Colombia

For many it was a surprise to see her name in at Latin Grammys nominees list as Best New Artist. You wish that all the surprises were so positives like this is. Monica Giraldo is a singer -songwriter borned in Bogota, Colombia, has a major degree in Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Until now she had released two independent albums, but was after winning the Billboard's songwriting contest for Best Latin song in 2007, as well as the Billboard's "We hear the future" showcase in Miami, that the eyes from the music industry were on her. WattsUp!/Codiscos, a small record company, signed her to released her first comercial album, recently published with the title "Todo da vueltas”

She describes her own music as "soft and delicious" and it is totally true. Is not Blues, is not Jazz, is not Cumbia, nor Bossa Nova or Son, but has a bit of all those. Her sound is characterized by the simplicity of its acoustic instruments and a direct and clean voice, clear as water. Her songs are real jewels fill with simple messages. If we had to find something similar to her, we would have to say that her style is so refreshing for the music in spanish as Feist is for the english music; personal and without pretentiousness. We can't hide our joy, in Club Fonograma we celebrate the birth of a true artist.