Internationally acclaimed artist Julieta Venegas will bring her latest tour to the Berklee Performance Center on September 7, where Berklee will present her with a Master of Latin Music Award.
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 of the award include Magos Herrera, Armando Manzanero, Fito Páez, Rubén Rada, Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca, and Carlos Vives.
About Julieta Venegas
Venegas was born in Mexico and is currently one of the most famous artists and composers in Latin America, Spain, and the U.S. Latin market. After studying classical piano for eight years, she joined the alternative rock group Tijuana No!
At the age of 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). These albums resulted in requests for collaborations with many high-profile artists and, in 2000, Venegas composed the main song for the film Amores Perros, directed by Oscar winner Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu.
With her albums Si (2003) and Limon y Sal (2006), Venegas established her place among the greatest Latin American artists. She has sold more than 8 million albums and received a Grammy Award, five Latin Grammys, and eight MTV Video Music Awards.
Venegas became a unique artist by fusing Mexican popular music such as the ranchera with pop, often using her accordion to connect the two genres.
The Parte Mía Tour
Her show at the Berklee Perfomance Center is part of the Parte Mía tour, and is produced by Owl Master Booking. This tour also represents a new challenge in her career. For the first time on a tour, she will be accompanied on stage by Matias Saavedra and Sergio Silva. All three artists are multi-instrumentalists and will use accordions, guitars, keyboards, and percussion to bring a new approach to her greatest hits, such as “Me Voy,” “Limon y Sal,” and “Walk with Me,” among many others.