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For This Latin Artist, Music and Social Justice Are One in the Same

He is one of the most successful Latin artists in the world. Now, Puerto Rican superstar Residente comes to Houston in support of his latest self-titled album and documentary. He will perform live at the House of Blues on Sunday, October 14th.

Residente (born René Pérez Joglar) is a Puerto Rican rapper, writer, producer and co-founder of the alternative rap group Calle 13. He has won 25 Grammy awards, the most Grammys ever awarded to a Latin artist. He studied fine art for 8 years, before launching an independent career as a lyricist, performer and director of many his own music videos. His lyrics have been lauded by critics and studied by academics at universities around the world.

He is most recognized for his commitment to social justice, championing educational and native rights across Latin America. In November 2015, Residente received the Nobel Peace Summit Award for his commitment to social awareness and promoting peace. He has also served as the spokesperson for several UNICEF and Amnesty International campaigns.

"Residente" is the artist's sixth album conceived in San Juan and the first as a soloist. The album’s music is inspired by a trip Residente took while exploring his cultural origins. A DNA test traced his origins to 10 different parts of the world and encouraged the artist to travel to these regions, collecting sounds and recording stories. The final product of his travels resulted in a book and an inspiring film documentary that Residente himself directed and simultaneously produced as his self-titled album.

Tickets to see Residente live in concert are now available for purchase. For tickets and more information, visit the House of Blues website at

Riverbend Apartments, the premier apartments in League City, Texas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, October 14, 2018—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
House of Blues Houston
1204 Caroline Street
Houston, Texas 77002

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