Mónica Giraldo is a woman walking two paths. The first one is taking her deeper and deeper into the heart of Colombian music, surrounded by the power of her native land’s traditional rhythms.
The other one leads her out and away, following melodies and harmonies from the world. Mónica is a singer-songwriter who released two independent albums before earning a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2008 Latin Grammys. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Giraldo studied music at Unviersidad de los Andes in her hometown and subsequently studied further at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since her return to Colombia, she recorded several albums: Muy Cerca (Very Close) in 2005 with Producer Felipe Álvarez (Polen Records). Todo da Vueltas (Everything Turns) in 2008 with Producer Mauricio Pantoja and independent lable Codiscos, which earned her a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2008 Latin Grammys. She also released Que venga la vida (Let life come) with Polen Records in 2014, and her new album Bajo el mismo cielo (Under The Same Sky) in 2017, Co-produced by Giraldo, Mauricio Pantoja and Andrés Peláez. She has collaborated with various artists in selected albums, such as Mestizajes with the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010, and in Café Latino and Café del Mundo by Putumayo Records in 2013-2014. Mónica was also awarded two Billboard recognitions as a singer-songwriter. Her performing career includes venues in Colombia, Mexico, USA, France, and Japan among others.