The sound you will listen to in Monica's music is acoustic and contemporary. It combines the warmth of the double bass and percussion, the brightness of guitars and wind instruments and the intimacy and power of Monica's voice. Her new album 'Muy Cerca' is a new voice for Latin American Popular Music. It features twelve songs that will take you through different stories, melodies and rhythms. Monica's musical background began at a very early age through her family's musical tradition. After developing a career as a singer in her native Colombia, she was awarded a scholarship in 1999 to enroll in Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied Performance and Songwriting. After five years in Boston performing, and recording her first album, Monica returned to Bogotá, where she is collaborating with renowned musicians from Colombia's musical scene. 'Muy Cerca' was recorded with the collaboration of Producer Felipe Alvarez, (Shakira, Studio Sonido Azualdo) and well-known musicians: Diego Valdes in Double bass, Urian Sarmiento and Kike Egurrola in Percussion (Sidestepper), Mauricio Pantoja, Alejandro Gomezcasseres (Aterciopelados) and Gabriel Rondon in acoustic and electric Guitars, Andrea de Francisco and Paola Gonzalez y Back Vocals and special guests Maite Montero in Gaitas, (Carlos Vives) Orlando Barreda in Bombardino, Henry Ortiz in Accordion and Orlando Barreda in Bugle. Monica's music can be experienced in any of her three albums. Monica Giraldo 2002, Noche 2004, and her new release Muy Cerca 2005.