I was born in San Salvador, Central America. I started traveling at the age of 9, New York was the first city I visited and lived at. Until I was 14, I kept going in and out of San Salvador. Eventually, civil war in my country made my family and I moved to Arlington, Virginia for a while. A couple of years later my parents went back to San Salvador and I moved to Austin, Texas. In Austin, my godfather owned a business that made him travel a lot, it is then, as I started to live with him that I got to travel through out the United States and Central America; working with him. I always thought in sound, rhythm, and beats. I uncovered my passion for music amongst the sounds of bullets, violence, psychological emotional unbalance and traveling. As a kid, I was in my school choir but didnt know why. At 16, I learned how to play the guitar by ear, and from that point on, I was involved in bands, and song writing. Mostly, I did it because it made me feel good. It is at the age of 26 when I decide to leave San Salvador again, after my Father's passing, not knowing where to go? I followed a friend to Los Angeles.
It is in L.A that I met a world music producer at my work. He liked one song I played and later asked me to write a song for one of his female acts. I did, a year later, the song became a hit in Middle East. This is where I started...
The street beats of LA and late night Hollywood scene is where I currently live and perform. Destiny brought me to California. I write my lyrics and produce my songs in my studio. I love collaborating with other artists and experimenting with different genres of music. My favorite genre is World Music though, it the style that got me to where I am in entertainment now.
I find inspiration all around me. I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. Every song I write is related to a personal experience, a moment in my life, that at some point another person can relate to when they go thru a similar moment.
A song inspired by a fire dancer
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Stay tune for coming events:
Dec. 31st, 2019 Lue Lafe live at "A night in Morocco"
Interview and live performance at La Super Estrella FM103.1 with Alexxx Tercero
Reason 2 Rhyme presents : Collusion and Lui Lafé. Dec. at Ettown Hall in Boulder , Colorado
Sept. 14th 2019
World Music Nights at the Harbor House in Downtown Los Angeles.
August 18th, 2019
Lui Lafe live at Pershing Square, downtown Los Angeles. Sharing the Stage with the Gypsy Kings at the Paella wine Festival
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