“Hush Papi” is the brainchild of singer/songwriter, Lester Rey, a Boricua born in the diaspora who grew up loving comic and adventure stories. “The arts has always played a major role in my life. As a kid I wanted to sing, I wanted to dance, I wanted to write and draw. I decided to turn my song, “Coqui”, into multiple visuals so the audience could see what I see when I sing it.” The song “Coqui” together with the animated video serve as a prequel to the “Hush Papi” comic where you witness the emergence of the giant coquis who later watch over Hush Papi as a kid.
“Hush Papi” was created in collaboration with visual artist Jose Rosa and comic artist/storyteller Vicko Alvarez. Jose Rosa is a graduate of Columbia School of the Arts in Chicago and Vicko is the creator and illustrator of the popular webcomic, ScholaR Comics. They hope their involvement breaks ground in how we perceive collaboration across art mediums as being more cohesive and beautiful than we would imagine.
Link to "Coqui" music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnDAi9VOpzU&feature=youtu.be
Lester Rey Chicago, Illinois
Recently listed by NPR World Cafe as one of the top 50 Latin Alternative artists of 2019 and by
Chicago Alternative Hip Hop radio station Vocalo 91.1 FM as one of their top live guest
performances of the decade, Lester Rey is a versatile soul-crooner making his mark in an exciting era in Chicago and globally. Lester Rey
crafted 3 EPs in 2019 that nestled his ethereal voice into a new soundscape.
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