María Mónica Gutiérrez known in her solo project as Montañera or Mountainess has established herself as one of the most intense and unique voices in Colombia. With the experience of 8 albums in tow, this Colombian singer and songwriter has traveled a ten-years trajectory with her bands Suricato (New Colombian Music) and Ságan (Cosmo-natural Pop) that has taken her to Europe, the United States and Latin America. She has been invited to perform on stages as important as the Smithsonian Museum and Kennedy Center in Washington DC, a live act at KEXP in Seattle, SXSW in Austin, Lollapalooza and Festival Estéreo Picnic in Colombia, MaMA Festival in Paris among others.
Her soloist albums “Encarnación” (2017) and “Salvadora” (2020) have both received Honour Mention by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. “Salvadora”, produced by the renowned DJ and producer PHO, brings new sounds to her voice by mixing electronic with Colombian music and indie pop influences. Additionally, the song “Cruz” is a collaboration with the acclaimed rapper N. Hardem.