2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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El Bles

Saturday, March 19
9:10PM - 9:50PM

Speakeasy Kabaret
412 Congress Ave


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El Bles is a third-generation musician from Puerto Rico who relocated to the U.S. at 18 years old to pursue a musical career. Inspired at a young age by Latin Music greats such as Tito Puente, Ismael Rivera, and Ray Barretto, Bles' latin-influenced, vintage, heavy-percussive signature sound is also a result of being raised in a household of musicians - his father is a pianist and a violin guru with a catalogue in early latin salsa music, his mother a former singer and currently a music teacher of over 25 years. He ultimately credits his grandparents, who together still form a bolero guitar/singing duo who have traveled the world after over 40 years as his main musical influence.

'El Bendecido' made his production debut in 2004 producing several tracks for the late Puerto Rican rapper Mexicano 777 whose music he idolized as a teenager. He released his debut instrumental project titled "BlesTruMentals" in 2009 and made wa...

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