The Kennedy Center

Fernandito Ferrer



Biography

Durante las ultimas dos décadas Fernandito Ferrer ha sido un pionero entre la nueva cosecha de cantautores que ha salido de Puerto Rico. Continuando con la tradición de la Nueva Canción, este veterano de las tablas interpreta mucho del repertorio clásico pero además ha desarrollado su propio lenguaje dentro de este contexto. Incorporando el arte del “looping” combina texturas y sonidos que sirven de plataforma para fusionar ritmos y géneros de todo tipo. Aunque indiscutiblemente caribeño, su música sobrepasa cualquier atadura territorial y su ejecutoria verdaderamente hipnotizante. Su obra está plasmadas en un sinnúmero de publicaciones discográficas y ha formado parte de giras, festivales y eventos en todo el Caribe, los Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica. El Festival de la Canción Bolivariana, La Casita at Lincoln Center, Trovafest y Summer Stage abriendo para Silvio Rodriguez son solo algunos de muchos escenarios que ha pisado. Su estilo se puede comparar a los trabajos de Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Antonio Cabán Vale, Silvio Rodríguez y Nick Drake.

For the last two decades Fernandito Ferrer has been a pioneer among the new crop of singer-songwriters that has emerged from Puerto Rico. Continuing the Nueva Canción tradition, this stage veteran performs a lot of the classic repertoire but has also developed his own language within this context. Incorporating the art of “looping” he combines textures and sounds that serve as a platform to fuse rhythms and genres of all kinds. Although undeniably Caribbean, his music overcomes all territorial boundaries and his performance is truly mesmerizing. His works has been featured in countless publications and he’s been a part of tours, festivals and events all around the Caribbean, the United States and Latin America. Festival de la Canción Bolivariana, La Casita at Lincoln Center, Trovafest and Summer Stage opening for Silvio Rodriguez are only a few of the many stages has set foot on. His style is better compared to the works of Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Antonio Cabán Vale, Silvio Rodríguez and Nick Drake.

Watch Past Performances

Video 3/28/2018: Fernandito Ferrer

Fernandito Ferrer brings the Nueva Trova vibe into the twenty first century.  His multi-layered live sampling, percussive guitar work, and soulful vocals combine with deep lyrics for a very powerful performance that is truly mesmerising

Fernandito Ferrer