Julieta Venegas To Receive Master of Latin Music Award From Berklee College of Music
September 7th will be a special date for Julieta Venegas. During her performance at Berklee Performance Center of Boston, she will receive the Master of Latin Music Award, a special honor that Berklee gives since 2014 to the most influential Latin artist, which paves the way for new generations.
The Master of Latin Music Award honors musicians who exemplify the practices and values of Berklee Latino and Berklee Latin Music Studies, which explores Latin, Brazilian, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, and other styles to develop an understanding of both the performance aspects of Latin music and the history and cultures from which it was born and continues to thrive. Other recipients include Magos Herrera, Armando Manzanero, Fito Páez, Rubén Rada, Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca and Carlos Vives.
Julieta Venegas was born in Mexico and is currently one of the most famous artists and composers in Latin America, Spain, and US Latin market. After studying eight years of classical piano, Julieta began to play music as a member of the alternative rock group Tijuana No!
When she turned 20, she moved to Mexico City. Animated by her fellow musicians, she recorded her first two albums with the prestigious Argentinean producer Gustavo Santaolalla (Café Tacuba, Juanes, Jorge Drexler). Then she started to be required for a lot of collaborations; and composed the main song for the film Amores Perros, directed by the Oscar-winner Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu.
With her albums “Sí ” (2003) and “Limón y Sal ” (2006), Julieta Venegas managed to run as one of the greatest Latin American artists. She sold 8 million albums and achieved a GRAMMY® Award, 5 Latin GRAMMY®s and 8 MTV awards.
Julieta Venegas became a unique artist by fusing Mexican popular music such as the ranchera, with pop, and often with her accordion as the main thread.
The show at Berklee Performance Center is part of Venega’s “Parte Mía Tour 2017 ”, and is produced by Owl Master Booking. This represents a new challenge in her career. For the first time, she undertakes a tour accompanied on stage by Matias Saavedra and Sergio Silva, two of his usual great musicians. All of them are multi-instrumentalists, accordions, guitars, keyboards and percussions sound for Julieta’s greatest hits as Me Voy, Limón y Sal or Andar Conmigo, along with many other songs from her repertoire that they acquire now a new approach, with the artist exposed to her audience in a much closer, natural and magical way, a unique musical experience.