Mateo is an author-composer, but above all an atypical singer who disrupts the codes of Latin music, to offer a current and original pop sound. At a very young age, Mateo was trained in classical guitar, singing and percussion. He then had the opportunity to travel around Latin America touring with folk music and rock’n’roll bands. 


Firmly rooted in his artistic aspirations related to Colombian folklore, rock and salsa, he left his native Colombia with dreams in his head. Six years later, he can be proud of the path he has taken and of the place he has made for himself in the Montreal cultural community. He is a member of the group “Lengaïa Salsa Brava”, from then on, the door is wide open to collaborations and he regularly performs with the greatest Latin music performers in Canada.


Radio-Canada Revelation in World Music 2020-2021, Mateo is on his way to becoming a key figure in Latin music, as his first solo project Vengo de Frente proves. Sculpted in his image – Afro-Latin, electric and progressive – he will have the opportunity to present it on the Esplanade Tranquille. Sometimes languid and retro, sometimes festive and exotic, the young singer will undoubtedly leave his mark on many minds.

Colombia - Qc
Festival International Nuits d'Afrique - 36e édition