24-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter Manelick De la Parra studied at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. He studied vocal performance with Armstead Christian, 1998 Songwriter of the Year for the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC). De la Parra credits Christian with introducing him to a variety of musical styles including R&B, gospel and jazz. De la Parra also studied with Mili Bermejo and Jeff Ramsey at Berklee.

De la Parra has also had a prolific career as a songwriter, he recently was awarded the BMI Peermusic Latin Scholarship 2005 for his work titled “Me Toco Amarte”. Funded by the BMI Foundation, the competition honors the best original song or instrumental composition in a Latin genre by songwriters and composers between the ages of 16 and 24 years old. On 2006, with his work titled “Estrella Mia”, he also received the first SCLAM award ( Songriting Competition for Latin American Music ) a competition funded by Berklee College of Music .

Nowadays he is currently writing songs for very well known Latin American artists, as well as recording his first album titled “Knokeao”.


Coming in June: "KNOKEAO"

Set List

Juego de Palabras 2:13
Quisiera 2:31
Quiero Ser 3:31
Te Sigo Viendo 3:07
Estrella Mia 2:48
Olvidame 2:11
Me Toco Amarte 3:34