Spanish music fans are in for a treat this Thursday when Julieta Venegas, the rising Mexican rock en español music star stops to perform at Berkeley’s La Peña cultural center as part of a nationwide tour.
Her song, “Me Van a Matar,” captured the hearts of mainstream audiences when it appeared on the soundtrack for the widely popular Mexican movie “Amorres Perros.”
Venegas is on tour to promote her second solo album, Bueninvento. She won several awards for her first, “Aqui, “released in 1997, including the Nuestro Rock award for best album and MTV Latino’s Best Female Performance for her video “Como se.” Her following in Mexico and Latin America is solid and her fan base in the U.S. and Europe is quickly growing.
“We fell in love with her work on Amorres Perros,” said Fernando Torres, the publicity coordinator for La Peña.
“People ask me what type of music she plays and it’s hard to put into a category,” said Juan Berumen, the program coordinator for La Peña. “What I can say is that it is unique, creative and very unconventional.”
La Peña is located at 3105 Shattuck Ave. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12 dollars in advance and $15 at the door. For more information please contact Fernando Torres at 849-2568, ext. 15.