Ignacio Peña (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rican rock singer/songwriter, musician, producer, two time Emmy Award winning video director and editor, and multimedia creator. Peña is known for his warm voice, songwriting craftsmanship and his audiovisual conceptual shows for which he writes the music and directs and edits the visuals himself.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Peña rose to fame in the Latin market with the release of his debut album “El Mundo al Revés” in 2000 and the subsequent tour which saw him perform festivals in Argentina, Venezuela, Panama and the United States. Peña’s albums have garnered critical acclaim and are considered by many to be some of the best rock music to come out in Spanish. In 2010 Peña debuted his most ambitious project to date. An educational multimedia concert designed for schools entitled “The Great Planet Earth Debate” for which he has been invited to speak at educational conferences and universities in the United States and his native Puerto Rico and was awarded an honorary degree from the Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez in Puerto Rico for his contribution to education.
From 2015 through 2017 he has been nominated for five NATAS Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards, winning two for the WIPR-TV Short Subject documentaries “Por Qué Conmemoramos” (Why We Commemorate) and “Soy De Una Raza Pura” (I Am From A Pure Race) respectively.
Saturday July 6, 2019
21+, doors 7pm, $10